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An anonymous reader writes "The BBC has an article on these disturbing quotes from Jimmy Wales.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said teachers who refuse students access to the site are "bad educators". Speaking at the Online Information conference at London's Olympia, he dismissed the long-running controversy over the site's authority. He said he now thinks that students should be able to cite the online encyclopaedia in their work.
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Students 'should use Wikipedia'

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  • "You can ban kids from listening to rock 'n' roll music, but they're going to anyway," he added. "It's the same with information, and it's a bad educator that bans their students from reading Wikipedia."

    If we were talking about something besides information: "You can ban kids from doing drugs, but they're going to anyway."
    "You can ban kids from meeting child molesters from the Internet, but they're going to anyway."


    Does anyone see anything wrong with his logic?

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