In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#45890 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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wiki is funny but no substitute for academic research
It's also a good starting point for further research if you use the reference links at the bottom of the wiki article.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45891 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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wiki is funny but no substitute for academic research
So, you don't like that the wikipedia moderators are strict about citations, and thus remove a lot of your idiotic assertions because of that. Good to know, remind me that you have no evidence of your assertions, so I don't waste time asking.
Lincoln

United States

#45892 Jan 6, 2013
Wikipedia is an open source encyclopedia and thus not a substitute to a visit to a university library.
Wikipedia does not claim to be a source for historical documentation.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45893 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Wikipedia is an open source encyclopedia and thus not a substitute to a visit to a university library.
Wikipedia does not claim to be a source for historical documentation.
Many universities and professors will disagree with you. The founders and operators require citations of sources, without those, the article is removed. Many professors contribute, and Wikipedia has been heralded as the largest database of factual information and containing the most complete reference material by many universities. Just because the facts disagree with your lunacy, doesn't make the facts wrong.
Lincoln

United States

#45894 Jan 6, 2013
Many professors would not accept wiki. At Yale and Harvard would not use wiki.

It is "open source" often good for movie trivia and Hollywood gossip.

For history Alan Furst, Sir Martin Gilbert etc.

Those who delight in proving with wiki often also defend youtube :-)

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#45895 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Wikipedia is an open source encyclopedia and thus not a substitute to a visit to a university library.
Wikipedia does not claim to be a source for historical documentation.
I'd have to drive quite a ways to get to a "university library" and not real sure I'd be welcome there upon arrival.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45896 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Many professors would not accept wiki. At Yale and Harvard would not use wiki.
It is "open source" often good for movie trivia and Hollywood gossip.
For history Alan Furst, Sir Martin Gilbert etc.
Those who delight in proving with wiki often also defend youtube :-)
Interesting that you would not do your research before making a bold assertion like that:

www.lib.montana.edu/digital/wikimedia.php
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/mar/...
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Student_Co...
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/07...
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/04/06/tenure-a...

Notice the trend here? I'll help a bit more:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/profes... <-..and the nail in the coffin of your assertion.

The irony being these are all old articles, because when the professors decide to support something, it doesn't make for good news, now does it. Controversy is the sales pitch.

Now onto YouTube:

My favorite channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ucberkeley
http://www.youtube.com/user/yalecourses Oh yes, even Yale.
http://www.youtube.com/user/stanforduniversit...
http://www.youtube.com/user/edinburghuniversi...
http://www.youtube.com/user/universitymanches...
http://www.youtube.com/user/yunghwain99
http://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaUni Wow, Kenya has even joined the ranks
http://www.youtube.com/user/AkldUni4Schools
http://www.youtube.com/user/pont660 Let me know when you've seen enough lectures.
http://www.youtube.com/user/harvard What? Harvard too? Are they all crazy?
http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardBusiness
http://www.youtube.com/user/harvardmedicalsch...
http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardKennedySch...
http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardExtension Boy, Harvard's full of themselves, huh?
http://www.youtube.com/user/UMKC Gotta include some of the wannabes.
http://www.youtube.com/user/EmmanuelBoston
....

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45897 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln, you may enjoy living in the Stone Age, but most intelligent people eventually move into the modern era. Note that I said intelligent.
Lincoln

United States

#45898 Jan 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Interesting that you would not do your research before making a bold assertion like that:
www.lib.montana.edu/digital/wikimedia.php
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/mar/...
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Student_Co...
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/07...
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/04/06/tenure-a...
Notice the trend here? I'll help a bit more:
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/profes... <-..and the nail in the coffin of your assertion.
The irony being these are all old articles, because when the professors decide to support something, it doesn't make for good news, now does it. Controversy is the sales pitch.
Now onto YouTube:
My favorite channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ucberkeley
http://www.youtube.com/user/yalecourses Oh yes, even Yale.
http://www.youtube.com/user/stanforduniversit...
http://www.youtube.com/user/edinburghuniversi...
http://www.youtube.com/user/universitymanches...
http://www.youtube.com/user/yunghwain99
http://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaUni Wow, Kenya has even joined the ranks
http://www.youtube.com/user/AkldUni4Schools
http://www.youtube.com/user/pont660 Let me know when you've seen enough lectures.
http://www.youtube.com/user/harvard What? Harvard too? Are they all crazy?
http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardBusiness
http://www.youtube.com/user/harvardmedicalsch...
http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardKennedySch...
http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardExtension Boy, Harvard's full of themselves, huh?
http://www.youtube.com/user/UMKC Gotta include some of the wannabes.
http://www.youtube.com/user/EmmanuelBoston
....
I admire the work you put into this!
Lincoln

United States

#45899 Jan 6, 2013
RHill wrote:
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I'd have to drive quite a ways to get to a "university library" and not real sure I'd be welcome there upon arrival.
You most likely would be welcome.
Proquest is good for research and available at University libraries.
Lincoln

United States

#45900 Jan 6, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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It's also a good starting point for further research if you use the reference links at the bottom of the wiki article.
Yes
SupaAFC

Kinross, UK

#45901 Jan 6, 2013
UidiotRaceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>BAre foot just put foot in your ..
UK IS a Monarchy!
Then we should not need a Parliament. But, a Parliament exists. Why?
SupaAFC

Kinross, UK

#45902 Jan 6, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Ah... "our" monarchy.
Meaning *your* monarchy, the USA of course is not a monarchy.
The fact that we have a monarchy has little reflection on how our government actually operates. If you were not so intent on dishonestly bending reality to fit dictionary definitions, you would accept this.

All your talk of our monarchy, and the Queen sits in her palace grooming corgis while Cameron and Clegg, democratically elected politicians, run the country. Allow me to welcome you to reality, Barefoot.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45903 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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I admire the work you put into this!
Thank you, I tend to research things before I assert them. ;) It's a habit.
Lincoln

United States

#45904 Jan 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Thank you, I tend to research things before I assert them. ;) It's a habit.
At the bottom of the wiki page is an evaluation :-)

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#45905 Jan 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Many universities and professors will disagree with you.
No, they don't.

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#45906 Jan 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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What's this? Oh look, more sources that agree:
Who wrote the Wiki source, Chubs?

Since: Feb 11

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#45907 Jan 6, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
The bombing of London might have been intentional.
Might have been done by Martians.

But it was against Hitler's orders and against Hitler's philosophy-- the English are rather quick to cave and if it was handled in a different way, they certainly would have APPEASED Hitler.

And we are back to the INTENTIONAL bombing was started by the UK.

Since: Feb 11

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#45908 Jan 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So, you don't like that the wikipedia moderators are strict about citations, and thus remove a lot of your idiotic assertions .
They don't remove them all and still waiting for the name of the author of your source...

Since: Feb 11

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#45909 Jan 6, 2013
RHill wrote:
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I'd have to drive quite a ways to get to a "university library" and not real sure I'd be welcome there upon arrival.
You should take a shower.

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