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EvoWiki (formally known as the Evolution Education wiki) was a evolution- and origins-centered wiki,[1][2] inspired by Talk Origins,[3][4] that peaked at 3,071 articles, glossary pages, essays, and book reviews[5] before going dormant. It is presently being merged into Rationalwiki, so many of those pages are now on Rationalwiki.

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EvoWiki's encyclopedic content included basic level articles giving a general introduction to a subject that lead to technical articles giving more in depth coverage of the same subject.[6][7] EvoWiki further, much like Rationalwiki, had discussion of recent evolution- and creationism-related news,[8][9] using the wiki,[10] and general discussion.[11]

EvoWiki consistently opposed creationism,[2] and its content was dominated by such opposition. Its most notable and controversial content is its staggeringly large catalog of refutations of arguments against the theory of evolution or in favor of young Earth or intelligent design creationism.[12] The list occasionally mirrors issues treated in Mark Isaak's famous Index of Creationist Claims at the talk.origins archive[13] but provides hundreds of well researched and documented supplemental and complimentary entries rather than duplicate talk.origins material.[14]

In addition to its great volume of material focused on science education, EvoWiki had critical articles on Conservapedia,[15] CreationWiki,[16] and RationalWiki (apparently also known as "trashionalwiki").[17]

[edit] Reaction

EvoWiki's effective treatment of creationist canards earned it the ire of the angry biblical literalists at CreationWiki who created several articles attempting to rebut refutations made on EvoWiki in typical creationist fashion.[18]

[edit] History and current status

EvoWiki was started on August 16, 2003.[3] The wiki was almost entirely publicly edittable[19] and used the CC-BY-NC-SA license.[20]

EvoWiki went offline in December 2008 due to technical problems that remained unfixed for a year and a half, finally returning in June 2010. Because of this long downtime, the site was very inactive until it was eventually taken down in November 2010 due to the cost of hosting. Its final database dump can be found dump|here.

EvoWiki is now located at the domain evolutionwiki.org. It is locked to changes except by a few curator users. The wiki is now owned by the RationalMedia Foundation, and our goal is ultimately to incorporate all relevant material into RationalWiki.

To learn how to participate please visit the EvoWiki project page.

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[edit] Footnotes

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20150611114624/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:About
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20141015070412/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Editorial_philosophy
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20150719234825/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:History
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20150413190628/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Goals
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20150614002407/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20150719232806/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Best_of_EvoWiki
  7. http://web.archive.org/web/20140712232724/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Featured_articles
  8. hhttp://web.archive.org/web/20140712193130/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:News
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20150611171714/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/In_the_news
  10. http://web.archive.org/web/20140712135546/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Help, http://web.archive.org/web/20140712140711/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:How_to_start_using_EvoWiki, http://web.archive.org/web/20140819173338/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Suggested_uses_of_EvoWiki, http://web.archive.org/web/20110909042933/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Taxonomy, http://web.archive.org/web/20140712193129/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Vandalism
  11. See the http://web.archive.org/web/20150611162921/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Community_portal, http://web.archive.org/web/20150719233047/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Feedback, the proposed https://web.archive.org/web/20150719234157/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Pandas_thumb_press_release for the Panda's Thumb blog, and the https://web.archive.org/web/20140712232657/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions (http://web.archive.org/web/20150719234627/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Archive, https://web.archive.org/save/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Archive2004-01-28, https://web.archive.org/web/20150719234421/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Archive2004-2006, https://web.archive.org/web/20150719234445/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Main_Page, https://web.archive.org/web/20150719234511/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Manual_of_Style and https://web.archive.org/web/20150719234548/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Style, http://web.archive.org/web/20150719234650/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Promotion, and http://web.archive.org/web/20150719234725/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Discussions/Traffic).
  12. http://web.archive.org/web/20150611144427/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/List_of_creationist_arguments (merged into List of creationist claims)
  13. the talk.origins Index of Creationist Claims,
  14. http://web.archive.org/web/20150626131107/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/Category:Creationist_claims (merged into Category:Creationist_claims)
  15. http://web.archive.org/web/20150413190627/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/Conservapedia
  16. http://web.archive.org/web/20150611202726/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/CreationWiki
  17. http://web.archive.org/web/20150413190629/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki
  18. See http://creationwiki.org/Evowiki for a jumping off point.
  19. http://web.archive.org/web/20150719234853/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Permissions
  20. http://web.archive.org/web/20150612162324/http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/EvoWiki:Terms_of_use



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