I'm David Goodman (member of the Citizendium Editorial Council)
- user name: DavidGoodman; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; WP name: DGG
- currently working in CZ on: open access, journals, and related topics
(I apologize for my recent absence, but I'm back, & just now starting to edit again on a limited basis)
- B.S. Brooklyn College, (math)
- Ph.D Berkeley, (Molecular biology--Gunther Stent's lab)
- Post-Doc, Berkeley, (Evolutionary biochemistry--Allen Wilson's lab)
- Assistant Prof. of Biochemistry, Rutgers-Newark
- MLS Rutgers
- Chemistry Librarian, Princeton
- Biology Librarian, Princeton
- Biological Sciences Bibliographer & Research Librarian, Princeton
- Assoc. Prof. of Library Science, Long isand Univ.
- retired from both.
Interests in CZ:
- fixing errors, especially in basic pages
- Writing Library-related and publishing-related pages
- Writing some of the general biology pages
- Checking the biology for the parts I know enough
- Possibly working on some of the sexuality-related pages
- Reference sources for anything (writing or editing)
- Getting the Public Domain articles in science sourced & upgraded
- I expect to do more revising than original writing.
- I'll work with anyone who's willing to work with me
- I like to consult on major changes, and to negotiate off-line
CZ possible minority positions:
- Distrust of academic specialists who think too much of their credentials
- Joint effort is usually better than the work of a single author.
- Almost all math & science articles can & should be written so those without a degree in the subject can understand some of it--and the same for any seemingly esoteric subject.
WP identity: User:DGG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DGG - administrator
WP minority positions:
- Using Public Domain sources without exact quotations is plagiarism.
- Point of view forks are the clearest way of handling some topics.
- Web sources, even blogs, can be used as Reliable sources for determining notability. The world has changed since WP started.
(Relatively) absolutist position in any context:
- Freedom of speech.
Biases (not usually obvious here, I hope):
- Marxist, Atheist, Jewish, Academic, Internationalist