Half of Students of Cambridge University Cheat, Using Wikipedia
They go to one of the world’s most prestigious universities and pride themselves on their superior intellect but almost half of Cambridge students admit they are not immune from the temptation to cheat and submit essays they find on Google, a survey suggests.
The results of an anonymous online poll of more than 1,000 students conducted by the student newspaper Varsity found that 49 per cent of undergraduates pass other people’s work off as their own at some point during their university career.
Only 5 per cent said they had actually been caught plagiarising.
Academics in universities across the country have been accused by their peers of turning a blind eye to the practice to ensure their institutions climb national and international rankings.
One student told Varsity: “Sometimes, when I am really fed up, I Google the essay title, copy and throw everything on to a blank word document and jiggle the order a bit. They usually end up being the best essays.”
Law students were most prone to plagiarism with 62 per cent of those questioned admitting to breaking university rules.
Wikipedia, the open source encyclopedia, was the most popular source for undergraduate research with 82 per cent saying they used that instead of consulting books in the university’s copyright library which has the right to a copy of every book published in the UK.
So much for narcissist lines like, “I went to college”, “I have a degree,” and “I went to Oxford, Yale and Princeton.” And? I actually know useful things and understand what I’m talking about and I could careless how long Mr. College hung out at a big building or how many degrees she racked up.
So, there’s your mainstream scientists for you, at least half of them are Essjays, cheats, liars. “Mainstream”, the majority, has always, and for a long while still, will equal a sewage, toxic waste and litter polluted river, with billions of dead bodies at its reeking end.
Like God said,
Don’t deceive yourselves: If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness’; and again, ‘The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.'” – 1 Corinthians 3:18-20
“Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” – 1 Corinthians 1:20“
Like the notorious atheist troll and cyberstalker Novangelis said, “It’s convenient” when he saw the question question, “Why do people use Wikipedia?”
Me, I prefer truth and quality over convenience. Convenience gets you ASDA n’ Wal-mart.