Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Alternative to Wikipedia

You might think, given that I am in academia and have been for awhile, the answer might be "actual library research." For the record: it is.

However, some people in this great country I live in have also decided that Wikipedia is a questionable source, but for reasons that boggle my no-doubt liberally biased academic mind.

I present you with Conservapedia.

Oh yes, you heard me right. Their raison d'etre?

Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American. On Wikipedia, many of the dates are provided in the anti-Christian "C.E." instead of "A.D.", which Conservapedia uses. Christianity receives no credit for the great advances and discoveries it inspired, such as those of the Renaissance.


Check out the article on The Common Era, which is clearly meant to be hostile to Christianity.

And don't miss the great Bias in Wikipedia.

There are days expatriating doesn't seem so bad.

With thanks to a friend who studies the Renaissance (which, as quoted previously, Wikipedia doesn't give the truth about Christianity's part in) who pointed this out to me.

2 comments:

HeoCwaeth said...

Gah! Lost my comment.

Ah, well. It went something like this:
I totally agree. And would add,

Dear conservatives,
- You can have your own opinions, but not your own facts. That's just weird.
- "Having to live by the golden rule =/= being fed to lions." no matter what Hrotswitha said.
- Stop telling people you're American. Some of us have to have conversations with people from other countries, and we always have to try to explain you dimwits. It's embarrassing.
- Stop telling people you're Christian. Some of us have to have conversations with small children, and we don't like having to explain your hatemongering for Jesus.
- Please look up Pharisee behavior, and then disciple behavior, and see which of the two groups you belong in. Be very careful in assigning yourself a group, you wouldn't want to be a liar. There are truth in advertising laws, you know.

Sincerely,
Heo

Tom said...

I personally love their complaints about Wikipedia converting their American spelling to English.

The real gem for me is "Enter "Hapsburg" (the European ruling family) and Wikipedia automatically changes the spelling to Habsburg, even though the American spelling has always been "Hapsburg"."

Arrogantly enough I think we of all people should know the correct spelling?.... is that wrong?

Also I love a resource that denounces Wikipedia for it's choice of spelling then consistently having terrible spelling and grammer throughout its entries.