Sunday, 25 February 2007

I can't stop picking at it

Classic examples, which may or may not have been doctored by satirists, include:
Did you know that faith is a uniquely Christian concept? Add to the explanation of what it means, and how it does not exist on other religions.
hmmm. Faith vs Being Sucked In. deep.
Nothing useful has even been built based on the theory of relativity.
except GPS
Sir Isaac Newton was one of the inventors of calculus and the proposed the theory of gravity (It should be noted that gravity, like evolution, is just a theory and has never been proven to be true).
Gravity will now be called Intelligent Falling*.
The Equator is the line that goes around the middle of the Earth. You can see the Equator on a globe, or on some maps too. ...It is a line of latitude. The other kind of line on a map is longitude.
Maps are very minimalist in this community.
Turkey is a kind of bird. Benjamin Franklin thourght that the turkey should be the national bird of America, but really the national bird is the bald eagle. Turkey is a traditional thanksgiving food. It is usually stuffed. (Some vegetarians do not eat turkey at Thanksiving.)
Turkey is also a country in Europe. It was recently part of the European Union, even though they are Muslims mostly.

And after all that stupid, About Conservapedia says:
Conservapedia began in November 2006, as the class project for a World History class of 58 advanced homeschooled and college-bound students meeting in New Jersey. Conservapedia has since grown enormously, including contributors nationwide. Conservapedia already has over one-half the number of entries as the Oxford Dictionary of World History. Conservapedia is rapidly becoming one of the largest and most reliable online educational resources of its kind.
They should never have posted this statement without qualifying the year level of each student's contribution, or indicating in some way why we should forgive such juvenile, underinformed and paltry entries.

I'm as big a fan of a wiki as the next girl, but really... Its a whole lot of wow and provides much fuel for a lazy Sunday rant.

See also my comments on Pharyngula's post.

* shout out to slavdude here

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