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Wikipedia founder blasts Holistic healer petition.

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« on: March 25, 2014, 16:07:38 PM »

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has issued a sharp response to petitioners calling for his site to "allow for true scientific discourse" on holistic healing.

The petition, currently running on the Change.org site, claims that much of the information on Wikipedia relating to holistic approaches to healing is "biased, misleading, out of date, or just plain wrong". It has attracted almost 8,000 supporters at the time of publication. [...]

"As a result, people who are interested in the benefits of Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology and specific approaches such as the Emotional Freedom Techniques, Thought Field Therapy and the Tapas Acupressure Technique turn to your pages, trust what they read, and do not pursue getting help from these approaches which research has, in fact, proven to be of great benefit to many."

Wales's response to the petition, posted on the same page, is far from conciliatory: "No, you have to be kidding me," he writes. "Every single person who signed this petition needs to go back to check their premises and think harder about what it means to be honest, factual, truthful." [...] "If you can get your work published in respectable scientific journals - that is to say, if you can produce evidence through replicable scientific experiments, then Wikipedia will cover it appropriately"
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 16:51:35 PM »

Lekker Jimmy!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 17:23:08 PM »

We should all donate to Wikipedia now
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