[extropy-chat] Education monopolies [was: Education in 2030]
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Mon Jan 29 01:58:20 UTC 2007
Wiki pedia Error Rates vs Britannica
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[mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Ben Goertzel
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Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Education monopolies [was: Education in 2030]
The issue with Wikipedia is that random people can edit it and insert
incorrect information. The incidence of this is low but not zero, and I bet
the error rate in Wikipedia is higher than in conventional encyclopedias.
If I were a professor these days, I would allow students to cite Wikipedia
as a general principle, but ask them to cite more reliable sources for
highly critical pices of information...
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