Wikipedia is now as much a part of online discourse as the weather is for sailors. We can complain about it, but there's not much we can do about it. For my part, I've always loved it. Surfing Wiki is one of life's true intellectual pleasures. This Sunday, it's set to include its 2 millionth entry, as Crooked Timber notes. Conservapedia, with its tree-dwelling octopi, also continues to grow. But isn't it sad that American conservatism is now the repository of ideology as opposed to empiricism? Wiki, on the other hand, is the product of a genuinely conservative constitution - self-doubting, self-correcting, open-sourced.

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