[Cz-biology] FW: Major misconception in "Biology" article
gareth.leng at ed.ac.uk
Thu Jan 3 04:41:44 CST 2008
Of course there are errors, there are mistakes in every article, some
large some small, we don't have to worry about them because when we
find them we can just put them right. It's not possible to BE BOLD, as
Larry rightly encourages us to be, and still BE RIGHT all the time.
So let's be bold first, get the story, the sense, the spirit in place
first and let the details and the letter be put right after.
I do agree with Chris that, whenever there is a sense that an author
owns an article, there is a strong danger that the article is likely
to contain errors that though noticed go uncorrected.
Quoting Larry Sanger <sanger at citizendium.org>:
> "Hear, hear" to all of that!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cz-biology-bounces at mail.citizendium.org
> [mailto:cz-biology-bounces at mail.citizendium.org] On Behalf Of David Goodman
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 10:20 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Cz-biology] FW: Major misconception in "Biology" article
> It's only fair to Nancy to point out that most of us were very pleased with
> her overall approach to the article, which was one of our very earliest
> important articles. And some changes did get made in response to comments.
> But nobody has every really been correct in all details, which is the great
> advantage of all community writing projects. When combined with expert
> editing, we can deal with accuracy and improvements --we are still
> pioneering how to combine the various elements of t he project.
> On Jan 2, 2008 8:17 PM, Larry Sanger <sanger at citizendium.org> wrote:
> I'm sorry to hear this. Well, Nancy is no long with us, so we can make the
> necessary changes now, and if indeed she or anyone prevented others from
> making necessary changes, or pretended to "own" an article, let that be a
> cautionary tale for us (but nothing more than that).
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:cz-biology-bounces at mail.citizendium.org] On Behalf Of
>> Chris Day
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:09 PM
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>> Subject: Re: [Cz-biology] FW: Major misconception in "Biology" article
>> > All, please look into this complaint!
>> Larry, you may well remember that Nancy, despite her claims
>> to the contrary, owned this article. You'll remember the misuse
>> of Einstein too. There are some points in a collaboration
>> where trying to persude with logic just become a waste of time. Since
>> we never even got past Einstein when Nancy was around this
>> didn't even make it to the agenda. I agree with the critique.
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