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What is the role of a Wiki in science?

Some are advocating that science communication move on-line - see: - Is Open Access Science the Future? by M. Mitchell Waldrop in Scientific American. In that concept, scientific results would be available in a form where a community of insiders would be able to contribute criticisim / corrections / additions.

A commentor on that article said "Blogs and wikis are the digital equivalents of hallway conversations at a conference or a lab meeting, but you are a long way from replacing journals. You don't get points for making a statement in science unless you can prove that statement."

We do aim to be more than a hallway conversation. But what in particular - some direction or just where contributors take it?

Any comments?