I know wikipedia isn’t a “reliable source” but wow, who has the brain power to write all that complex information about literally everything. Round of applause for you.
the whole point of wikipedia is that anyone can edit. get an account and you’re good to go.
there’s a good side and a bad side to this: the power of numbers sometimes means there’s some sort of organic proofreading and editing process, but that tends to show up for particular subsections of information more than others (e.g. note the quality difference in articles for non-Western celebrities or notable people - less people are paying attention so there aren’t as many people inclined to edit, clean up, check for quality, etc.
also the point of wikipedia is to have everything sourced - no original research. of course, picking quality sources can be tricky. just because it got quoted on wikipedia doesn’t mean it’s just as legit or that it’s the full story: there are likely more diverse and equally legit (or more legit) sources that don’t show up on wikipedia articles because the people who know about those sources don’t know about wikipedia or fall under the assumption that only certain people can edit.
(one of the replies to this question said wikipedia only had about 120 employees: that’s besides the point. you don’t need to be hired by wikipedia to edit it. I’ve edited articles. I’ve created an article on there.)
so who has the brainpower: multiple people. the collective consciousness. other researchers who get quoted on wikipedia. it’s not just one guy.
"Umm, how can you be ‘semiaquatic’, you either are aquatic or you’re not. Don’t be greedy."
"So, I get that you’re a monotreme and everything, but do you identify more as a rodent or a bird?"
"Ugh, why do you have to be such a special snowflake. Do you and like three other species need an entire order to describe yourselves that separates you from mammals that birth live young?"
"You needlessly complicate an artificially constructed system of classification. Why don’t you just lose the webbed feet and beak and egg laying ways and become a proper mammal."
"Ha! You may look like you belong to class Aves, but I know for a fact that birds don’t have fur. You’re such a phony."
"Why do you insist on appropriating beaks and webbed feet. Like, you admitted you weren’t a bird, stop incorporating them into your anatomy. All you’re doing is making birds look less legitimate as an order."
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