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← Why Are Americans Resistant to Science?

gos's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by gos

quantum_flux:

What a load of shit. This completely overlooks the fact that the church is brainwashing people against science each sunday morning.


Ummm, isn't that precisely what the article is saying?

The developmental data suggest that resistance to science will arise in children when scientific claims clash with early emerging, intuitive expectations. This resistance will persist through adulthood if the scientific claims are contested within a society, and it will be especially strong if there is a nonscientific alternative that is rooted in common sense and championed by people who are thought of as reliable and trustworthy.

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 08:16:00 UTC | #342079