Difference between revisions of "Debate:Does an encyclopedia define complex subjects, or insert more bias into them?"

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That is what an encyclopedia is for.  We go to the dictionary for simple definitions of terms.  An encyclopedia provides more background, and elucidates potential controversies and complexities for us.  Hopefully.  [[User:Human|Human]] 22:56, 28 April 2007 (EDT)
  
 
==NO: An encyclopedia just inserts more bias into them==
 
==NO: An encyclopedia just inserts more bias into them==
 
Here it seems to inject bias, but I'm open to evidence to the contrary. [[User:Flippin|Flippin]] 16:40, 24 April 2007 (EDT)
 
Here it seems to inject bias, but I'm open to evidence to the contrary. [[User:Flippin|Flippin]] 16:40, 24 April 2007 (EDT)

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YES: An encyclopedia defines complex subjects

That is what an encyclopedia is for. We go to the dictionary for simple definitions of terms. An encyclopedia provides more background, and elucidates potential controversies and complexities for us. Hopefully. Human 22:56, 28 April 2007 (EDT)

NO: An encyclopedia just inserts more bias into them

Here it seems to inject bias, but I'm open to evidence to the contrary. Flippin 16:40, 24 April 2007 (EDT)