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    Unbiased? Professional? [99]
    by Julien Lamarche on Saturday, December 01 @04:00PM
    I had initially fowarded this link to people who write articles on globolization.

    However, a quick fly over the web site seemed to indicate two things which i have concern about:
    - The level of academic years completed. Nupedia seemed to not necessarly demand a PhD on the topic you are writting. But what about those who have no degree, but yet have wroked on lot on research in a particular field of globalization?
    - Biases. When one writes such on a complex subject as globalization, how can one not be biased?
    http://www.nupedia.com/policy.shtml#nonbias .

      PhDs and globalisation [101]
      by Rod on Monday, December 10 @05:58AM

      Just because you have a PhD sure doesn't necessarily mean that you know what you're talking about.

      Then again, not having one doesn't mean anything either.

      What have you read in other encyclopedias about globalisation?

      PhDs and globalisation [101]
      by Rod on Monday, December 10 @05:58AM

      Just because you have a PhD sure doesn't necessarily mean that you know what you're talking about.

      Then again, not having one doesn't mean anything either.

      What have you read in other encyclopedias about globalisation?

    Is it possible for them to have valid content? [100]
    by Rod on Monday, December 10 @05:56AM
    Do you think that it is possible for a community based endeavour such as this to maintain a high quality of information?

    I hope so.

    What are your thoughts?

    Unbiased? Professional? [99]
    by Julien Lamarche on Saturday, December 01 @04:00PM
    I had initially fowarded this link to people who write articles on globolization.

    However, a quick fly over the web site seemed to indicate two things which i have concern about:
    - The level of academic years completed. Nupedia seemed to not necessarly demand a PhD on the topic you are writting. But what about those who have no degree, but yet have wroked on lot on research in a particular field of globalization?
    - Biases. When one writes such on a complex subject as globalization, how can one not be biased?
    http://www.nupedia.com/policy.shtml#nonbias .

      PhDs and globalisation [101]
      by Rod on Monday, December 10 @05:58AM

      Just because you have a PhD sure doesn't necessarily mean that you know what you're talking about.

      Then again, not having one doesn't mean anything either.

      What have you read in other encyclopedias about globalisation?

      PhDs and globalisation [101]
      by Rod on Monday, December 10 @05:58AM

      Just because you have a PhD sure doesn't necessarily mean that you know what you're talking about.

      Then again, not having one doesn't mean anything either.

      What have you read in other encyclopedias about globalisation?

    Is it possible for them to have valid content? [100]
    by Rod on Monday, December 10 @05:56AM
    Do you think that it is possible for a community based endeavour such as this to maintain a high quality of information?

    I hope so.

    What are your thoughts?