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Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American. On Wikipedia, many of the dates are provided in the anti-Christian "C.E." instead of "A.D.", which Conservapedia uses. Christianity receives no credit for the great advances and discoveries it inspired, such as those of the Renaissance. Read a list of many Examples of Bias in Wikipedia.

The date thing aside (I once read a review of a Karen Armstrong book that dismissed it out of hand because of the use of C.E. -- for fucks sake!), if there is evident bias in Wikipedia, why not ...

Ah, screw it.

Some highlights from the rantish "Examples of Bias in Wikipedia"

- Wikipedia allows the use of B.C.E. instead of B.C. and C.E. instead of A.D [sic]. The dates are based on the birth of Jesus, so why pretend otherwise? Conservapedia is Christian-friendly and exposes the CE deception.

- Polls show that about twice as many Americans identify themselves as "conservative" compared with "liberal", and that ratio has been increasing for two decades.[1] But on Wikipedia, about three times as many editors identify themselves as "liberal" compared with "conservative".[2] That suggests Wikipedia is six times more liberal than the American public.

- Wikipedia often uses foreign spelling of words, even though most English-speaking users are American. Look up "Most Favored Nation" on Wikipedia and it automatically converts the spelling to the British spelling "Most Favoured Nation." Look up "Division of labor" on Wikipedia and it automatically converts to the British spelling "Division of labour," then insists on the British spelling for "specialization" also.[9] Enter "Hapsburg" (the European ruling family) and Wikipedia automatically changes the spelling to Habsburg, even though the American spelling has always been "Hapsburg". Within entries British spellings appear in the silliest of places, even when the topic is American. Conservapedia favors American spellings of words.

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- Polls show that about twice as many Americans identify themselves as "conservative" compared with "liberal" ...

but, do they actually understand what those two terms mean? im not so sure ... ;)

* the US is 49th in the world in literacy (NYTimes, Dec. 12, 2004)

* US ranked 28th out of 40 countries in mathematical literacy (NYTimes, Dec. 12, 2004)

* 20% think the sun orbits the earth (The Week, Jan. 7, 2005)

* 17% believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day

* 10% believe Elvis is still alive

* 13% have never heard of climate change

* 79% believe in the virgin birth

* 41% believe that extra-terrestrial aliens are living among them

* 47% believe there would be more war if Jesus had never lived

LOL! i just looked and "Conservapedia began in November 2006, as the class project for a World History class of 58 advanced homeschooled and college-bound students meeting in New Jersey." Well, I stand corrected. ;)

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Take a look at the The Conservapedia Commandments for more specifics on how they differentiate themselves from wikipedia. It's kind of confusing, definitely too protectionist for my blood and if its truly all based on facts and figures about liberalism I feel bad for the moderately conservative and moderately liberal christians who, by religious linkage, are lumped in with these folks.

This is quite funny:

The below refers to the language and spelling commandment:

Should Martín Torrijos or Martin Torrijos be preffered? JoshuaZ 21:00, 15 February 2007 (EST)

* We seem to be using American spellings, as in the case of Hapsburg (instead of Habsburg), so I guess we should omit the accent mark. ~ SharonS 21:07, 15 February 2007 (EST)

The accent is part of the guy's name. American spellings accept the accent mark within names. --David R 12:47, 16 February 2007 (EST)

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This is great! Here's the entry on Homosexuality

This part is just golden:

Homosexuality in Nature

In some jurisdictions, some forms of sexual activity are referred to by the legal term "unnatural act," a term which originated in church canon law. Non-zoologists have sometimes made the incorrect inference that homosexual behavior does not occur in the zoological world and have used it as a talking point when attacking homosexuality. This has created an interest in the side issue whether homosexual behavior is or is not zoologically "natural." This is largely a sterile debate because behavior is not necessarily moral even if "natural;" because the nature of human beings is not necessarily the same as the nature of other species, and because it is not at all clear when an observed behavior can be counted as "sexual," or as implying a sexual "orientation."

Homosexual-like behavior is common. For example, every cattle farmer is familiar with the phenomenon of "bulling," cows mounting other cows; in fact, this is one of the standard signs farmers look for when determining that a cow is coming into estrus. However, it does not follow that the cows involved are showing anything analogous to human lesbian orientation.

Sexual-like behavior between animals of the same sex is common. Some animals in which it occurs include:

* Bonobos,[1]

* Dolphins[2] and other vertebrate species. See also [livescience]

* [National Geographic] link

Female Koala bears also express homosexual tendancies only in captivity.

--Billwsu 23:34, 7 March 2007 (EST) A 1996 article, published by an organization commited to "treatment" of homosexuality, musters the arguments against interpretation of animal behavior as sanctioning homosexuality.[3] It notes that "homosexual scientist Simon LeVay" stated that the evidence pointed to isolated acts, not to homosexuality:

"Although homosexual behavior is very common in the animal world, it seems to be very uncommon that individual animals have a long-lasting predisposition to engage in such behavior to the exclusion of heterosexual activities. Thus, a homosexual orientation, if one can speak of such thing in animals, seems to be a rarity."

In addition, Dr. Antonio Pardo, Professor of Bioethics at the University of Navarre, Spain, wrote:

Properly speaking, homosexuality does not exist among animals.... For reasons of survival, the reproductive instinct among animals is always directed towards an individual of the opposite sex. Therefore, an animal can never be homosexual as such. Nevertheless, the interaction of other instincts (particularly dominance) can result in behavior that appears to be homosexual. Such behavior cannot be equated with an animal homosexuality. All it means is that animal sexual behavior encompasses aspects beyond that of reproduction.[4]

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1) Everything you post must be true and verifiable.

God is the creator of the universe

The vast majority of scientific studies have shown that abortion causes an increase in breast cancer

In 2004, George W. Bush won reelection by a popular margin of millions of votes

Under Clinton's presidency, the economy boomed, creating the largest ever budget surplus.

well, one out of four aint bad for homeschooled kids ;) this is my new favoUrite site.

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They should be called "Dickapedia"

- Polls show that about twice as many Americans identify themselves as "conservative" compared with "liberal", and that ratio has been increasing for two decades.[1] But on Wikipedia, about three times as many editors identify themselves as "liberal" compared with "conservative".[2] That suggests Wikipedia is six times more liberal than the American public.

That's flawed mathematics:

twice as many Americans identify themselves as "conservative" compared with "liberal"

therefore: approx 66% cons., 33% libs.

three times as many editors identify themselves as "liberal" compared with "conservative

in other words, 75% libs, 25% cons.

75/33 is much less than 6.

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