The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87860   Message #1712362
Posted By: Desert Dancer
07-Apr-06 - 12:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Wikipediaists?
Subject: RE: BS: Wikipediaists?
Nature, responding to Britannica, stands by their article and has a point-by-point rebuttal, including...

"Our reviewers may have made some mistakes — we have been open about our methodology and never claimed otherwise — but the entries they reviewed were blinded: they did not know which entry came from Wikipedia and which from Britannica. We see no reason to believe that any misidentifications of errors would adversely affect one publication more than the other. And of the 123 purported errors in question, Britannica takes issue with fewer than half."

~ Becky in Tucson