[ RadSafe ] Wikipedia survives research test

Dimiter Popoff didi at tgi-sci.com
Thu Dec 15 09:34:17 CST 2005

Somewhat off topic, but recently there was a thread
on that, perhaps it will be of some interest.

The free online resource Wikipedia is about as accurate on science as the Encyclopedia Britannica, a study shows.

The British journal Nature examined a range of scientific entries on both works of reference and found few differences in accuracy.

Wikipedia is produced by volunteers, who add entries and edit any page.

But it has been criticised for the correctness of entries, most recently over the biography of prominent US journalist John Seigenthaler.


Full text at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4530930.stm


Dimiter Popoff               Transgalactic Instruments


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