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JoseLuis's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by JoseLuis

The article itself shows why science education has been such a failure: because of the naturalistic approach to the human mind. In the end, according to this, it's all because we are naturally stupid. It goes so far as to saying that the sun revolving around the earth is a "natural belief". It isn't, it is an ideology, a succesful cultural explanation that may rely on prima facie inferences, but still mediated culturally.

When scientist begin to acknowledge that the failure of science education is the failure of a cultural project, we'll be taking steps forward instead of backward. It won't work "naturally", people have to make it work.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:20:11 UTC | #946345