MediaWiki, the software that runs Wikiversity and its sister projects, has a feature that allows importing of pages from other wikis. When a page is imported that way, the edit history is preserved and the license observed. Currently, we can import pages from Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Beta Wikiversity, Wikiquote and Wikisource.

Archived requests for import: Archive 1

New requests for import Edit

You can list here what pages from the above available projects you would like to have imported to Wikiversity.

Completed requests for import are located in the archive.

Developing A Universal Religion Edit

Please import the main page and its subpages per b:Wikibooks:Requests_for_deletion#Developing_A_Universal_Religion.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 21:33, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, I checked the RFD at Wikibooks. I can see one user suggesting to move to Wikiversity (b:special:diff/4238829), but I'm not sure if others have agreed with that. The original suggestion seems to be "Moving to Wikisource" (b:special:diff/4096694), but then the nominator says they are happy to keep in Wikibooks (b:special:diff/4232954). Another user said that it should be moved to Commons (b:special:diff/4238871). At this moment, I don't think there is a consensus to move it to Wikiversity, so the discussion over there may need to be continued. In other words, if there is consensus then we can handle this request. I hope this can help you. Other custodians or curators may have something else to say, so this thread will be kept open for a while. Thank you for taking your time to visit Wikiversity. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 05:34, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Oppose. It's unclear to me how this content would be within the project scope of Wikiversity; it is essentially a philosophical tract, not an educational resource. Omphalographer (discusscontribs) 00:58, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support: Wikiversity says "Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning." And thus, research is included, and the book presents original philosophical research from which one may learn, e.g. by criticizing it. However, if what I just wrote contradicts some policy I do not know of (does anyone have a link to the most applicable policy?), it should be disregarded. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 19:47, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm hesitant to accept content as "research" which isn't being actively conducted or developed on the wiki, nor as "learning material" which isn't part of a course and doesn't have specific educational goals associated with it. Omphalographer (discusscontribs) 20:26, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Are the above invoked requirements based in policy? What is the most pertinent policy page for content inclusion criteria? My assumption was that Wikiversity allows publishing of original research. However, in Wikiversity:Scope, "The other kind of research is wiki-based original research. It is not yet clear that this will be part of the Wikiversity. If the Wikiversity community decides to support original research, it will have to develop a specific set of policies to support such research activities." On the other hand, Wikiversity:Original research does seem to allow original research.
    Instead of ad hoc requirements not based in policy, it seems proper to identify the most fitting policy or guideline. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 06:27, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Assuming now that we can analyze the issues without reference to specific policy items, why should it matter that research is "actively conducted or developed on the wiki"? Since, one can learn from a piece of philosophical research whether it was made on wiki or elsewhere. As for specific learning objectives, I can see the following ones: learn about one particular concept of a universal religion and arguments in its favor, and criticize the concept and the arguments. At a minimum, answer the following questions: what distinguishes a religion from a particular ethical philosophy or system? Does religion need a God or gods? What does a religion have to do to be "universal"? One can state this as one task for the readers if one wants. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 06:55, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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