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andersemil's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by andersemil

Unfortunately, in my experience they are simply not interested in other explanations... They already have 'the truth' and are clearly frightened of fact based reality getting in the way of their world view.

Well... in the Q&A section Jerry quotes PZ Myers: "You don't teach them evolution, you teach them rational and critical thinking". I guess he means that you don't want to shovel facts down their throats, you want them to choose the facts which are already there based on their own reasoning. Incidentally, this is why I think science and philosophy in its basics should be taught even from early school years.

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 22:22:00 UTC | #411243