Joshua Schroeder on pseudoscience on Wikipedia

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Re: Joshua Schroeder on pseudoscience on Wikipedia

Unread postby Phorce » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:33 pm

Well that's patently untrue. There's something further up in this thread about an editor "on the other team" getting banned, or I can certainly provide other examples.
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Re: Joshua Schroeder on pseudoscience on Wikipedia

Unread postby tholden » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:41 am

Here's an example of the sort of thing which Wikipedia excels at which turned up at a tutoring thing last night:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_cosines#Proofs

Providing that sort of answer is a valuable public service. Again, in my view, Wiki should stick to things like that an leave controversies alone.
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Re: Joshua Schroeder on pseudoscience on Wikipedia

Unread postby Phorce » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:01 am

(Caps for emphasis). Yes, I understand what you are saying. The page you give defines something that is agreed upon by most people. But can you understand that its possible to DOCUMENT the situation/history SURROUNDING a controversy itself AND LEAVE THE DETAILS ALONE. This does NOT entail defining any of the actual science or arguments entailed in the controversy, although they may be referred to. It's a SOCIOLOGICAL article, as well as a HISTORICAL type of article.

It may not get out onto wikipedia what EU advocates would like to see, but at least it would inform new comers to what all the "controversy" is about. Surely that would be a good thing ?
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