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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    A study was conducted by Nature in 2005 that showed Wiki's accuracy is comparable to that of Britannica. Actually, a plethora of studies have been conducted on the reliability of Wiki that there is even a Wiki page on it....lol.
    Reliability of Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    There are studies which claim eating dirt has health benefits too. Fact is, you can find a study to pretty much claim anything these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Nonetheless, I agree with you. I view Wiki as a great platform to use, but not necessarily an authority of knowledge.
    It's great as a first step only. The problem is people use it as authoritative sourcing - which is not so good.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    There are studies which claim eating dirt has health benefits too. Fact is, you can find a study to pretty much claim anything these days.

    It's great as a first step only. The problem is people use it as authoritative sourcing - which is not so good.
    In all fairness, eating dirt can indeed have nutritional benefits...unless you're eating dirt in a figurative sense.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    In all fairness, eating dirt can indeed have nutritional benefits...unless you're eating dirt in a figurative sense.
    Im not too sure why. Maybe its the sleep depravation. But that last figurative part made me laugh out loud. I think maybe my mind is too far back to have expected it. Cause it seems like it should be all that funny. But it was.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    In all fairness, eating dirt can indeed have nutritional benefits...unless you're eating dirt in a figurative sense.
    There are people who eat feces too, doesn't mean I'd want to eat dirt or feces no matter what the benefits were... but that's just me.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    I just logged in today, and noticed this.

    If this law passes, places like debatepolitics might be next. God forbid any of us little people exercise our first Amendment rights. Next, they'll go after the Second Amendment. Guarantee it.
    Meh. Mods got the site on lock. No danger of DP being SOPA'd.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    In all fairness, eating dirt can indeed have nutritional benefits...unless you're eating dirt in a figurative sense.
    Haiti, 2008:

    With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some must take desperate measures to fill their bellies.

    Charlene, 16 with a month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau.

    The mud has long been prized by pregnant women and children here as an antacid and source of calcium. But in places such as Cité Soleil, the oceanside slum where Charlene shares a two-room house with her baby, five siblings, and two unemployed parents, cookies made of dirt, salt, and vegetable shortening have become a regular meal.

    "When my mother does not cook anything, I have to eat them three times a day," Charlene said. Her baby, named Woodson, lay still across her lap, looking even thinner than the slim 6 pounds, 3 ounces (2.7 kilograms, 85 grams) he weighed at birth.

    Though she likes their buttery, salty taste, Charlene said the cookies also give her stomach pains. "When I nurse, the baby sometimes seems colicky too," she said.
    Poor Haitians Resort to Eating Dirt

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    There are people who eat feces too, doesn't mean I'd want to eat dirt or feces no matter what the benefits were... but that's just me.
    What if you got kicked and was paralyzed in a horse stall? Its been 2 and a half days. That horse turd is within tongues reach.
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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    There are studies which claim eating dirt has health benefits too. Fact is, you can find a study to pretty much claim anything these days.
    Interesting study, but I don't understand the relevancy of how eating a mud pie might provide some nutritional value to the numerous studies conducted on the reliability of wiki. It is comparing apples to oranges.

    It's great as a first step only. The problem is people use it as authoritative sourcing - which is not so good.
    Again, you won't find disagreement with me on this. Wiki is a great source, but it requires discretion and follow through.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    What if you got kicked and was paralyzed in a horse stall? Its been 2 and a half days. That horse turd is within tongues reach.
    LOL how did you come up with this scenario!

    Anyways, to everyone else, sorry for de-railing the thread. I largely agree with Ockham. As any college professor will tell you, Wikipedia is NOT to be cited as an authoritative source in a paper. It is, however, very useful as an initial point of research and background information.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    LOL how did you come up with this scenario!

    Anyways, to everyone else, sorry for de-railing the thread. I largely agree with Ockham. As any college professor will tell you, Wikipedia is NOT to be cited as an authoritative source in a paper. It is, however, very useful as an initial point of research and background information.
    Was trying to think of an instance in which paralization or being trapped is possible + poop being around. I want to see him say "Id eat poop". That is all.
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