Dearth of Wikipedia Science Articles

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!

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One Response to “Dearth of Wikipedia Science Articles”

  1. kofoid says:

    On the other hand, there is an entry for John Roth! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roth_(geneticist)

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