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Scientist Protests Wikipedia’s Mob Rule; Gets a Form Letter in Response | Evolution News

November 10, 2017

“…Hi Katherine,

I would contribute to Wikipedia this year, but I’m totally disgusted with your “editors” (whoever they are) for their obvious bias in regard to an area of particular interest of mine, the theory of intelligent design, in the origins debate.

The Wikipedia entry on ID is obviously written by an opponent of the theory, and the group that can make the strongest case for it, Discovery Institute (Seattle, WA), is prohibited from presenting its point of view on Wikipedia. This blatant censorship makes me sick.

More recently, a highly regarded German paleontologist who just “came out of the closet” as a supporter of the ID theory (based on scientific evidence — not religion), has had his Wiki entry eliminated by your “editors” who said he was not “notable” enough for you folks. Sorry. I don’t believe that for a minute.

Your organization only allows certain worldviews to be shown by censoring those it disagrees with — that is exactly what Wikipedia should NOT be involved with. It should be a forum where each person or organization can present itself as it sees fit — without being filtered by philosophically driven objections or objectors.

So, sorry… no more money from me.

William S. Harris, PhD
President, OmegaQuant Analytics, LLC
Professor, University of South Dakota School of Medicine…”

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