Deepak Chopra upset about his Wikipedia page being factual

Over in the Huff Po (well yes, they can act like woo central at times), we have an article that consists entirely of Deepak Chopra expressing his complete and utter frustration about his Wikipedia page being evidence based … to paraphrase, “how dare you question things like telepathy, minds without bodies, and “quantum consciousness”. Oh, and … Read moreDeepak Chopra upset about his Wikipedia page being factual

Jimmy Wales responds to a daft petition

There are some whom you simply have to applaud for their decency, common sense and willingness to strive to make the world a truly better place. One such example of that is Jimmy Wales, the chap who founded and promotes Wikipedia (Oh and yes, that back there rather ironically is a link to his own … Read moreJimmy Wales responds to a daft petition

Crowdsourcing – some further examples

Yesterday I blogged about Galaxy Zoo. Thats the project that needs your help to process and categorize images of Galaxies captured by robot telescopes. As I explained, the motivation is that the very best pattern recognition engine known to humanity sits between your ears. However, what is also quite fascinating is that this is just … Read moreCrowdsourcing – some further examples