You may be already aware of the well-known online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. A new site has recently challenged Wikipedia and the ‘liberal bias’ which is apparently inherent in its listings.
Conservapedia (catchy, no?) was developed in November 2006 in response to the ‘leftisms’ throughout the information on the Wikipedia site, providing a conservative alternative. Visually, the site looks and feels just like Wikipedia, and Wikipedia is mentioned (and defiled) extensively throughout it. Conservapedia pitch themselves as “….an online resource and meeting place where we favor Christianity and America….You will much prefer using Conservapedia compared to Wikipedia if you want concise answers free of political correctness….Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American.”
Conservapedia’s entry on kangaroos says that, “like all modern animals … kangaroos are the descendants of the two founding members of the modern kangaroo baramin that were taken aboard Noah’s Ark prior to the Great Flood.” Conservapedia includes a page called Examples of bias in Wikipedia which gives 32 reasons why Wikipedia is supposedly so unbalanced.
“The site is intended as a resource for the general audience, but without the defects of Wikipedia,” says Conservapedia’s founder, Andy Schlafly, a conservative writer and attorney. Schlafly’s position argues that the content on Wikipedia presents a liberal bias, and that the site is rife with so much gossip, vulgarity and rambling entries that it has become “…unusable as an educational resource.” The new site is attracting much cynicism on blogs and phony articles listed on the site itself.