Thursday, December 15, 2005

Truth as common belief

The Wikipedia has been in the news a lot lately. It tries to generate truth by the law-of-large numbers. If enough people all push the articles a little bit in the right direction, it should drift towards truth.

This has caused lots of hand wringing in the circles that typically protect truth from the masses. Nature recently compared the wikipedia to Britannica. Here is a self-referential truth statement from the wikipedia about it wiki.

Looks like a tie!


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