Wikipedia vs Britannica
Thread poster: A Hayes (X)
| | A Hayes (X)
Local time: 23:47
| | Ford Prefect
Local time: 13:47
German to English
| In other words... || Dec 18, 2005 |
Both are equally unreliable!
| | Hester Eymers
Local time: 15:47
English to Dutch
Interesting research by Nature (quite reliable, I think).
Thanks for the link!
| For science... || Dec 19, 2005 |
I do a lot of science translations based on research carried out at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. I have found the Wikipedia to be very reliable and useful for this kind of text. In general, complex science entries can only be written by people who know what they're talking about. I think too many people are too harsh on the Wikipedia. While it is true that not all the information is reliable, you can usually detect what information is reliable and which isn't, and in any case, you can always use the Wikipedia as a starting point then search for information elsewhere.
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