Sunday, 17 December 2017

Wikipedia Salami Fraud Baloney Bullony

Thinker in Science / Social Sciences / Sociology
Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.

Wikipedia is once again only reliable in terms of what it leaves out. Wikipedia is facilitating the creation of myths and fallacies regarding the origins of words, phrases and concepts through its institutional insistence on allowing the publication of amateurish, non-expert claptrap to enter the public domain as though it is expert knowledge.

Slip-shod fallacy by omission has infected most of Wikipedia’s pages like a dysology plague.

Failure to accurately reveal the earliest published source of a word, term or phrase and its related concept strongly implies that the earliest published use of it is undiscoverable.
In today’s fallacy/myth-bust we can see that on Wikipedia on 16th November 2013, its page on salami-slicing    fails to reveal where the common term ‘salami fraud’ may have first occurred in print. This weird omission in a publication that claims to be an encyclopaedia of knowledge strongly implies that such knowledge is simply not discoverable.


The ID research method reveals that the term ‘salami fraud’ was published in the English language at least as early as 1965. See:CA Magazine, (1965) Volume 69, Issues 703-708. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Page 393   .

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