If Wikipedia Were Run by Academic Experts, it Would Look Like This

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Wed, Sep 8th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Closer to a peer-reviewed journal more than an online encyclopedia, Stanford has put together a different, tougher kind of Wikipedia: in order for content to be approved, it must get past a 120 person group of leading philosophers around the world, on top of Stanford's administration.

And, although the content right now is limited to just 1,200 articles, the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is written by leading experts and vetted by others before they appear. From quantum mechanics to "Human/Non-Human Chimeras," these articles, based on serious research, attract 700,000 visits per week.

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