Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
In the early 1990s, a number of FAQs on various topics were being periodically posted to the newsgroup. In 1994, Brett J. Vickers established an anonymous FTP site to host the collected FAQs of the newsgroup. In 1995, Vickers started the TalkOrigins Archive web site as another means of hosting the talk.origins FAQs. It maintains an extensive FAQ on evolutionary biology topics, with the aim of representing the views of mainstream science. It has spawned other websites, notably TalkDesign "a response to the intelligent design movement", Evowiki, and the Panda's Thumb weblog .
- To provide a mechanism to cover the cost of hosting and maintaining the Talk.Origins Archive through grants, contributions, and other revenues.
- To create an entity that can hold the copyrights to Archive articles, thereby simplifying the process of reprinting and updating those articles.
The copyright issue has posed a particular problem since the FAQs started off as a small collection with little thought given to copyright but have since mushroomed.
- Google groups view of talk.origins
- The TalkOrigins Archive
- TalkOrigins Foundation
- Talk Design
- Panda's Thumb weblog
Some important posts
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