Thursday, 11 July 2013

Society would benefit from a better understanding of what is and isn’t science

Just a year ago, the fanfare over the new Giant’s Causeway visitor centre was overshadowed by a row over the inclusion of a creationist explanation, and the National Trust’s decision to work with the evangelical Caleb Foundation. The trust’s rather weak defence that it respected debate raises some interesting questions about the public understanding of science.

1 comment:

  1. Ireland could start with the school curriculum. Teaching science as an evidence-based discipline is not something it's good at. This means leaving out religion and spiritualism, and letting them be studies voluntarily - outside of normal school time