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RE: How to cite information in Wikipedia? (for a High School study guide)
> From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Julie Reizner
> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:04 PM
> To: email@example.com; VRTPALEO@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: How to cite information in Wikipedia? (for a
> High School study guide)
> As scientists, I hardly think we can cite the reason for not
> trusting a source as "it changes too often." I mean, that's
> what the creationists say about US.
But that is a different kind of change. I mean, one analysis might result in
a new phylogenetic arrangement of taxa, but it doesn't actually go back to
the old copies of the original journal article and replace the figure and
content! But Wikipedia articles do just that: the actual content for exactly
the same URL will change from day to day.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA