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Comment 23 by Bobwundaye

I'm currently in Taiwan and I am amazed that scholars in the second grade already have an understanding that they are somehow related to the primates and that things evolve. Although the ideas of evolution they express is sometimes very rudimentary or oversimplified (as one would expect from a grade 1 or 2 learner) such as we came from monkeys, it is nonetheless surprising that they accept it as part of life and the way things are. To them, evolution is as natural as growing older.

Kids are naturally inquisitive, and will pick up scientific ideas easily, IF they are not confused by being taught by respected adults, that mythological nonsense is fact, and that muddled thinking is a virtuous norm.

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:42:30 UTC | #947227