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  •  That would be a good approach if one (3+ / 0-)
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    were to do it.  I took a history of science elective along the same lines in college.  I think any STEM BS grad should have some of that, especially in their major but more broadly as well.  It's not only fascinating but helpful material for understanding how science got to where it is today.

    But I still think attempting to fit it into a high school or elementary curriculum runs into numerous practical problems.  Number one is how one gets this approved by state education administrators in the states where it is most needed.  (eg.  Texas textbook controversies)  And then if even just a few weeks of this is inserted into the curriculum, what is taken out?  And finally, how many minds does it really change?

    I happen to know a guy with an MS in biology who lives in a progressive state, and has all his life.  He sucked up this ID garbage via a church and there is no reasoning with him.  He got canned for trying to introduce it in the biology class he taught in high school.

    IMHO, people, when they decide to believe something nuts and in a religious context will not be swayed by facts of science or history.

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:17:41 PM PDT

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