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Lara and I were watching the DVD of The Kingdom of Heaven with the "Pilgrim's Guide" text commontary playing. The Pilgrim's Guide gives historical context to the events of the film. In the film, the king of Jerusalam has leprosy. After watching I went to Wikipedia to read a bit more about Hansen's disease and discovered that the text for the Pilgrim's Guide matched many sentences from the Wikipedia entry word for word. I found the matching sentences here and there throughout the early part of the Wikipedia entry, which leads me to suspect that the "Pilgrim's Guide" plagerized Wikipedia and not vice versa.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansen%27s_disease

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footsandwich
Jan. 12th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
yeah, but considering that anybody can edit wikipedia, someone might have used the pilgrim's guide to edit the entry.
kmo
Jan. 13th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
anybody can edit wikipedia
Having read both the Pilgrim's Guide and the Wikipedia entry, I think that the former was lifted from the latter and not vice versa.
footsandwich
Jan. 13th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
Re: anybody can edit wikipedia
valid
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