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← Teaching science in public schools without stepping around religion

Zeuglodon's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Zeuglodon


Yep, I agree with everybody else. Physics is what you're paid to teach, and you'd be doing a better service just teaching the facts and helping the students understand them.

Comment 9 by Nordic11

Don't confuse science with philosophy. Teach your students how effective science is when exploring how the universe works but realize the severe limitations science when trying to understand why the universe works.

Pretty much with Steve Zara and Alan4discussion, but I do wonder about your comment myself. Please name one alternative school of thought whose answer to this "Why?" question - whatever that "why" question actually means, if you could clarify it - is any more helpful than anything science could produce.

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:05:25 UTC | #949328