Archive for October, 2011

Dearth of Wikipedia Science Articles

Monday, October 17th, 2011

I recently submitted a Wikipedia article, an interesting and illuminating experience. In the process, I discovered that many important scientific topics are missing or poorly represented in this massive compendium. Examples of some of the more egregious no-shows: theĀ his, eut, and pdu operons, linear transformation, F’128, and printing (the genetic technique).

Creating and editing Wikipedia articles is relatively easy and explained here. Registering as an editor takes a few minutes, and getting up to speed only a couple of hours. Once you’ve done this, writing an entry is not much harder than writing any other essay. You should give it a try!

-- Administrator