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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Shattering False Icons: Reforming Biology Teaching

By Chuck ColsonPublished Date: February 02, 2001

"False facts," wrote Charles Darwin, "are highly injurious to the progress of science." There's an old American saying that makes the same point. It says, "It's not what people don't know that's so dangerous; it's what they know that just ain't so."

Well, I've got some good news and some bad news for you. Generations of students have been taught facts about biology that just ain't so -- they're false facts. For decades, our kids have been soaking up untrustworthy, unreliable information, and their minds (not to mention science itself) have been injured in the process.

That's the bad news.

Read the good news and the rest of the article on the BreakPoint website.

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