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    [1101.4968] A Protocol for Messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligence
    Researchers Call For Creation of Standardized METI Protocol For Talking To Extraterrestrials | Popular Science

    While researching, I noticed text in that paper (apparently accepted for publication) which is very similar to a couple wiki articles. See page 6 of the paper along with:
    Arecibo message - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Teen Age Message - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Just lazy or something else? Am I mistaken? I use wikipedia but only as a starting point.
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    Are you implying that a highly regard (sic) journal (sic) such as "Popular Science" may use unattributed information! "I'm shocked, shocked to find that plagerizim is going on in here!" paraphrased from Captain Renault (Claude Rains), Casablanca (1942).
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    plazerizim?

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    A protocol is not necessary. The aliens that live under my bed talk to me every morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfDoctor View Post
    A protocol is not necessary. The aliens that live under my bed talk to me every morning.
    D.Surf, please don't be offended when I tell you this; I am 100% certain that those are not aliens under your bed.

    They prefer closets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imalcolm View Post
    While researching, I noticed text in that paper (apparently accepted for publication) which is very similar to a couple wiki articles.
    Ergo, whomever edited the Wikipedia articles likely copied and pasted from the publications. It happens all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    whomever edited
    Please ignore the grade school grammatical mistake featured above...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    D.Surf, please don't be offended when I tell you this; I am 100% certain that those are not aliens under your bed.

    They prefer closets.
    LOL! Thanks, I feel much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    Ergo, whomever edited the Wikipedia articles likely copied and pasted from the publications. It happens all the time.
    I considered that possibility, so I reviewed the edit history of the Wikipedia pages and the paragraphs in question appear to have been there for several years.
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