Wishful Thinking: It’s Time to Stop Validating Ignorance

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July 29, 2013 by Jan Stone

This is SO worth clicking the link below to listen to the video. You have time for this, you must.

“As Krauss [Lawrence Krauss, physicist] is fond of saying, “the purpose of education is to overcome ignorance, not confirm it.” In other words, we can’t water down our teaching of science, Krauss argues. In fact, we need to be more bold.

“The very fact that enough people are willing to somehow believe that Earth is 6,000 years old,” he [Marco Rubio] argues, “means we have to do a better job of teaching physics and biology, not a worse job.”

Krauss takes particular issue with the fact that some politicians are compelled — for whatever reason — to promulgate the idea that Earth is 6,000 years old. He signals out Marco Rubio, a United States Senator who made headlines several months ago when he said we do not know how old Earth is.

It’s Time to Stop Validating Ignorance.

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