Sunday, March 11, 2007


Posted by olvlzl.
This afternoon, in a wide ranging discussion of the FOX alternative to The Daily Show, complete with canned laughter (they can’t trust conservatives to even get right wing jokes apparently), and other conservative topics, my younger brother, who has a much stronger stomach for monitoring right wing loons than I do, told me about Conservapedia. Sensing a post, I rushed home and went to check the thing out. Well, Wiki must be shaking in its boots because Conservapedia:

has over 4,100 educational, clean and concise entries on historical, scientific, legal, and economic topics, including more than 350 lectures and term lists. There have been over 2,800,000 page views and over 24,300 page edits. Already Conservapedia has become one of the largest user-controlled free encyclopedias on the internet. This site is growing rapidly.

Conservapedia jumps to Number One!

Today Wikipedia lists 1,680,974 articles in English.

I’d talk about the other languages it’s available in but in the Conservapedia’s list of “Commandments” is the requirement that everything be spelled in “American spelling” so it looks like there’s no danger of a French edition.

Commandment #1 is, Everything you post must be true and verifiable. Yeah, right. Looking at just the article on evolution gives a pretty good idea of just how that one works out. Well, being fair, it doesn't mention complete. And going over to the two line treatment of gravity including this line

Gravity is considered by scientists and evolutionists to be one of the fundamental forces of the universe.

it looks like science and math aren’t going to be their strong point. And you radical physicists, watch it.

But maybe they do fill a need for people who find Wikipedia too liberal. Go to this brilliant article and see why conservatives who want to be in the know are flocking to Conservapedia.

Conservapedia, look at it and decide for yourself.

Oh, and did I mention that its founder is Andy Schlafly, son of Phyllis? For more read this article in the Toronto Star.