Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
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It is not at all easy to say what an ''expert'' is. This is actually studied in EpistemOlogy under the general heading ''ExpertKnowledge''. On one account, put very roughly, an expert is a person who is (or, perhaps, is widely recognized to be) a reliable (see ReliabilIsm) source of KnowledgeByTestimony for other people. Can be contrasted with CrankS, who think they know what they are talking about, but don't. And with AcademicElitism, a syndrome of those who think that ONLY they know what they are talking about, and no one else does.