Hi, my name is Leif, and I'm a thirty-something mechanical engineer living in Minnesota, USA . Wikipedia is a great resource and I hope to do my part to make it better. I can't say I really have a particular area of interest; I love browsing articles on history, science, politics, geography, biographies, philosophy, etc, et al, ad nauseum.
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Science and Engineering
- Winston Science Fiction
- Moon of Mutiny
- Mists of Dawn
- Rocket Jockey (Book)
- Missing Men of Saturn
- Rocket to Luna
- Stadium Beyond the Stars
- Beretta 90-TWO Models - Cleanup, image, infobox
- Starslip Crisis - added image, cleanup, and split from Kristofer Straub
- Kristofer Straub - cleaned up, and added infobox
- Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies - fleshed out lead, added infobox
- Autonomous building - added some images, light cleanup
- Lester del Rey - Moon of Mutiny Publication Date, cleanup
- Robert S. Richardson - Started bibliography section
- Attack from Atlantis - Added 1st Edition Dust Jacket Image
- Space Cadet - Cleanup
- Restoring the Lost Constitution - Cleanup, infobox
- Mel Hunter - Cleanup, images
- Talk:Asteroid belt - Fifth Planet Theory
- Talk:Injection molding - Mold Class, and Surface Finish
- Talk:Irreducible complexity - Intelligent Design ≠ Creationism
- Talk:Nobel Peace Prize - Controversy over Award Criteria
- Talk:Social Credit - Comparison to Energy Accounting
- Moon of Mutiny 1st Edition Dust Jacket.
- Attack from Atlantis 1st Edition Dust Jacket.
- Mists of Dawn 1st Edition Dust Jacket.
- Rocket Jockey 1st Edition Dust Jacket.
- Missing Men of Saturn 1st Edition Dust Jacket.
- Stadium Beyond the Stars 1st Edition Dust Jacket.
- Rocket to Luna 1st Edition Dust Jacket.
- The Winston Science Fiction Logo.
- The Winston Science Fiction Endpaper by Alex Schomburg.
- A scientific illustration by Mel Hunter.
- Restoring the Lost Constitution book cover.
- Image of the Beretta 90-Two model pistol.
- Early Starslip Crisis comic strip.
- Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies logo.
I think one of the things that bugs me most about Wikipedia is the prevalence of POV articles whose editors will defend to the death the assertion that their article is indeed NPOV. This is, of course, a very sticky issue because nobody is free from bias and everybody has a world view which colors everything they think, say, or do. I'd like to believe that I am capable of objective neutrality, and hopefully I can influence Wiki in that direction.
Another is more of a question than a real concern. We want the statements made in wikipedia to be logically consistent (speaking in metawiki terms). Is this independent of the reliable sources requirement, in addition to it, or subject to it? Is logic "above" such concerns as consensus or verifiability? Can we change things in wiki based on purely logical arguments even though those changes could potentially be seen as un-sourced or original research?
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