User talk:Phase Theory

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John Harnad article[edit]

I am surprised by your disqualification of this text I've added to the article:

Professor Harnad (who was blocked by Wikipedia) summarized his negative view about Wikipedia this way:

Wikipedia, on the contrary, is the enshrinement of contempt for learning, knowledge and expertise. It is, for many, a diversionary hobby to which they are prepared to devote a great portion of their time, as others do to computer based video games. Unfortunately, it has led also to an inner cult, shrouded in anonymity, with structures and processes of self-regulation that are woefully inadequate. Many of these tools and procedures are reminiscent, in parody, of those of the Inquisition: secret courts, an inner “elite” arbitrarily empowered to censor and exclude all those perceived as a threat to the adopted conventions of the cult; denunciations, character assassination, excommunication. An arbitrarily concocted “rulebook” and language rife with self-referential sanctimoniousness give a superficial illusion of order and good sense, but no such thing exists in practice.
It is truly a “Tyranny of the Ignorant”.

See for details.

I do not know which way is this addition not sourced. Moreover, which way it is a rubbish? Which way prof. Harnad and prof. Hewitt are talking or writing rubbish? Please, provide a justification of your intervention there, on the article talk page.-- (talk) 02:33, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

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