- Aug 15, 2020
- Southampton, UK
The word "NO!!!" is not making an argument hence no reference would helped me to understand why there is a disagreement. I am not prepared to argue with someone simply throwing references to me. References only mean something if you have the basic knowledge of how certain things work. They cannot teach you. They may only help you to accentuate your argument. In this case there was no argument just a declaration of a disagreement.While I get your general point about not wanting to argue on this, it's also not like there are factually incorrect things on those specific pages, I think, and the references are there, so please let's not go down the slippery slope of dismissing arguments when they use wikipedia because it's not 'real' science.
About your phrase about Wikipedia not real science: most often it is not (whatever real science means). Wikis are written collectively hence they do not have the educational quality of a book on a subject. They are excellent reference sources and the footnotes are there if you want to delve deeper but that is all, a reference. You cannot learn from Wikipedia. You need to read books to educate yourself or take a course on the subject(s).