All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without editorial bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.Already you can see a potential here for bias since we have subjective terms such as “significant” and “reliable” being used.
Wikipedia is rife with overt falsehoods and bias against biblical creationists.
It is serving to reinforce this bias across the world as Wikipedia continues to see broader and broader application.
Since Wikipedia is essentially mob-rule applied to encyclopedia content, the prevailing view of the mob is going to determine the bias of the articles.
It is naïve to expect people to police themselves when dealing with topics they are averse to, like biblical creation.
This would be bad enough in itself, since we know that truth is not decided by majority vote, and ‘consensus science’ is anti-science.
But it is worse than it seems on the surface, since most Wikipedia articles are not being watched or edited by a very large number of people.
This applies to both what you say and how you say it.” There is obviously a major conflict of interest present if people are commonly making edits to Wikipedia for ideological reasons, which is exactly the opposite of Wikipedia’s stated policy of neutrality.
Predictably, the result is that bias is rife within the articles on the site.
Christians should engage themselves in the debate online by taking part in the editing of Wikipedia articles to remove clear instances of bias (but not to attempt to introduce pro-Christian biases of our own in the text).
For my part, I raised a fuss at Wikipedia over Jonathan Sarfati’s biographical page including a defamatory quote from Eugenie Scott calling Refuting Evolution 2 a “crude piece of propaganda”.“There is zero chance that Wikipedia will ever treat pseudoscientists who believe that everything was created in 7 literal days 10,000 years ago the same way we treat the actual scientists -- astronomers, physicists, geologists, paleontologists, etc.