Monday, March 14, 2011

Freeman Dyson on Science and Wikipedia

In the NYRB, Freeman Dyson says Wikipedia is totally unreliable, and surprisingly accurate. And science is more like Wikipedia than Encyclopedia Britannica.

Science is the sum total of a great multitude of mysteries. It is an unending argument between a great multitude of voices. It resembles Wikipedia much more than it resembles the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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