Friday, March 02, 2007

Further Adventures with Conservapedia

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Conservapedia, which is as funny as it is depressing, tries to show the examples of bias in Wikipedia. Here's the braintrust in action:
1. Wikipedia allows the use of B.C.E. instead of B.C. and C.E. instead of A.D. The dates are based on the birth of Jesus, so why pretend otherwise? Conservapedia is Christian-friendly and exposes the CE deception.
2. The entry for the Renaissance in Wikipedia refuses to give enough credit to Christianity.
3. Polls show that about twice as many Americans identify themselves as "conservative" compared with "liberal", and that ratio has been increasing for two decades.[1] But on Wikipedia, about three times as many editors identify themselves as "liberal" compared with "conservative".[2] That suggests Wikipedia is six times more liberal than the American public.
4. Wikipedia's entry on abortion reads like a brochure for the abortion industry. Wikipedia denies and omits the results of 16 out of 17 statistically significant studies showing increased risk of breast cancer from abortion.[3] Wikipedia's entry also omits the evidence of abortion causing increased premature birth of subsequent children.[4].
I promise I'm not making any of this up. I don't really have the time to comment on the idiocy above--it's stunning in its variety and depth, for true.

Jeremy, I promise that I'm not posting this just to make you tear out your hair.

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