Wikipedia And The Flat Earth
Anonymous | Wikipedia | 6th August 2022
Explainer of Wikipedia's editorial philosophy. The goal of Wikipedia is "to mirror the current consensus of mainstream scholarship". Fringe theories deserve little or no space. If Wikipedia had existed in 700 BC it would have reported "as a fact without qualification" that the Earth was flat. Wikipedia is "academically conservative, as is fitting for a standard reference work" (6,500 words)
How Many Errorrs Are In This Essay?
Ed Simon | Millions | 24th August 2022
On mistakes in general, and on typographical errors in particular, with digressions into Biblical errata, Freudian slips, and sloppy drafting. "The U.S. Constitution isn’t particularly long — only a few pages — and yet it’s filled with grammatical and spelling errors, as well as confusing syntax. Capitalization is inconsistent, apostrophes are dropped, and even 'Pensylvania' is misspelled" (6,600 words)
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