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    wow Wikipedia!

    Often times, the people in my life are disdainful of Wikipedia. I think it's a wealth of information for the layperson who has an interest in almost any topic. I myself come and go from the cure forum. I need a refresher.

    Check out this page on Neuroregeneration.!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroregeneration

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    I agree, it seems quite a good bit of information put in terms a layperson (high school grad) can grasp.

    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeHalsted View Post
    Often times, the people in my life are disdainful of Wikipedia. I think it's a wealth of information for the layperson who has an interest in almost any topic. I myself come and go from the cure forum. I need a refresher.
    It's easy to hate something you don't even bother using yourself. I disdain people who disdain Wikipedia. It's an amazing resource. I challenge people who express disdain for Wikipedia to go read it and find me an error, more appropriately, find me a catastrophic one.

    The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near me in Biloxi, MS, has a costume Madonna wore in a display case and it has the wrong information on it. I laugh whenever I pass it because this is shit engraved and they didn't bother checking with a Madonna fan? "You got the wrong goddamn music video listed! She wore that in Open Your Heart, not in Who's That Girl?"

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    Wikipedia is one of the internets true wonders. The pace that this encyclopedia is updated is mind boggling - and it's one of the reasons it's more precise in it's information than it's british printed counterpart. I am, however, still fine with the fact that you can't use Wiki as source in your work/studies, because it's momentarily vulnerable to misuse. It's still a wonderful tool to find the sources you need. And the page you are linking to is a fantastic example. We live in a marvelous time, in a marvelous place. Thanks for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topperf View Post
    Wikipedia is one of the internets true wonders. The pace that this encyclopedia is updated is mind boggling - and it's one of the reasons it's more precise in it's information than it's british printed counterpart. I am, however, still fine with the fact that you can't use Wiki as source in your work/studies, because it's momentarily vulnerable to misuse. It's still a wonderful tool to find the sources you need. And the page you are linking to is a fantastic example. We live in a marvelous time, in a marvelous place. Thanks for the link.
    You cant use it for work/studies? Upps , then my bachelor is invalid

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    Wikipedia is a great source of information, plain and simple. Its not the only source of course, but a great place to start.
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    Wikipedia is indeed a marvel. It's my go-to first source to get information on topics of which I am totally ignorant. I like that references used in any particular article are linked.

    The information explosion of the past decade is something that was the stuff of dreams only a short while ago. You can watch a video on how the brakes in your car work. You can learn how to repair them. Same goes for string theory, macramé, animal husbandry, your favorite industrial/glam hybrid rock band . . . ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!

    I was sure as a youth that the democratic distribution of information could produce peace and prosperity and social justice. What I forgot was that all the water in the world can't fill a closed container. Substantial numbers of humans are functionally illiterate. It's estimated that at least 20% of the population meet the definition of mentally retarded. An even larger percentage are dull witted and have little intellectual curiosity. Many of our most educated and sharpest intellects seem dedicated to trivial pursuits of shiny objects.

    Perhaps this is why ignorance appears to be out-pacing education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KK11 View Post
    You cant use it for work/studies? Upps , then my bachelor is invalid
    my son can't use it in some of his college classes. one needs to pay attention to the citation sources and the fact some have none. also, there have been completely bogus entries, like the war one. all in all, I think it's a great resource, but as in all resources, use it carefully. after all, just because one reads it in a book, that doesn't lend it validity either.

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