Talk:Scientific establishment

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Link to essay

I don't believe that it's appropriate for an article to link to an essay, especially where the link is merely on an alternative term for the article that it's in (i.e. big science is a term for scientific establishment, so why have a link in the scientific establishment article to elsewhere?). Philip J. Rayment 09:08, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

The essay explains and exposes the lies and distortions of Big Science. Such insight is important to students seeking to make sense of the 'scientific establishment'. Bugler 09:12, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
But that information, if factual, should go in this article, making a link to an essay unneccesary. Philip J. Rayment 09:20, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

<throws hands up in despair> But it was you who wanted it turned into an essay in the first place! Bugler 09:29, 18 October 2008 (EDT)

I only suggested that because you seemed to want to control the content. I can move it back to an article if you'd like, but then you have to let others have their input too, as it says below every edit box. Philip J. Rayment 09:34, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
What if we linked it as a see also? HelpJazz 13:31, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
On the one hand, I still don't think that's appropriate for an encyclopaedia, but on the other hand, given that Conservapedia is not a typical encyclopaedia (e.g. having essays and debates, even the collaborative nature of the Wiki is not typical of traditional encyclopaedias, though normal in Wiki ones), perhaps that's not a bad suggestion. This would set a bit of a precedent, so I'll go along with that if there is further support and no or minimal opposition. I assume that in the "see also" section it will be apparent that it is an essay being linked to. Philip J. Rayment 18:55, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
I believe the precedent has been set elsewhere, which is why I advocated it. I'd rather not set the precedent of adding essays to articles, if it's not already happening. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head, I'll poke around and see if I can find one. HelpJazz 18:57, 18 October 2008 (EDT)