Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger points out the website's essential flaw:
There's a whole worldview that's shared by many programmers although not all of them, of course and by many young intellectuals that I characterize as "epistemic egalitarianism." They're greatly offended by the idea that anyone might be regarded as more reliable on a given topic than everyone else. They feel that for everything to be as fair as possible and equal as possible, the only thing that ought to matter is the content [of a claim] itself, not its source.
This is a flaw? Give me epistemic egalitarianism over a propensity for authoritah.
(Hat tip: Leiter Reports)
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