Wikipedic

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Wikipedia is a written compendium of human knowledge.

Human knowledge can be divided into two categories:

  • Knowledge that has been incorporated into Wikipedia.
  • Knowledge that has not been incorporated into Wikipedia.

Knowledge that falls into the first category is said to be Wikipedic. Knowledge that falls into the second category is said to be Antiwikipedic.

The question that natural arises from this set of definitions is whether or not Antiwikipedic is Antiwikipedic. That is, whether Wikipedia is self-referential by nature.

In a mathematical sense, wikipedic knowledge could be considered the analogue to nonrichardian properties in the Richard Paradox.

(liars paradox, GEB, DRH, Incompleteness, formal systems, and the like) - will come later.