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    Tyson: U.S. science illiteracy a serious threat

    Tyson: U.S. science illiteracy a serious threat


    GREENSBORO — The United States has plenty of challenges in front of it these days.
    The issue of greatest concern to perhaps one of the nation’s most well-known scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson: Americans know far too little about science.

    America’s decline isn’t unprecedented, Tyson said. Just look back 1,000 years ago at the Middle East, where math and science flourished in Baghdad. Algebra and algorithms were invented in the Middle East. So were Arabic numerals — the numbers we still use today.
    But when a new cleric emerged during the 12th century, he declared math and science to be earthly pursuits, Tyson said, and good Muslims should be concerned about spiritual affairs.

    and the results are obvious today, 1,000 years later.* Food for thought, don't you think?*

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    Science education is fine but they keep politicising it so that it becomes indoctrination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Science education is fine but they keep politicising it so that it becomes indoctrination.
    How so?

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    How so?
    Gee you can't think of even one? How about global warming or evolution, those are probably the two top mainstays of conventional arguments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Gee you can't think of even one? How about global warming or evolution, those are probably the two top mainstays of conventional arguments.
    Those, and the germ theory of disease. That one really gets pounded in medical school. All of the doctors believe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Those, and the germ theory of disease. That one really gets pounded in medical school. All of the doctors believe it.
    Well if you can't argue about it you can always ridicule it. Worked for the Vatican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    Well if you can't argue about it you can always ridicule it. Worked for the Vatican.
    Even the Vatican accepts the theory of evolution now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Even the Vatican accepts the theory of evolution now.
    Yes you might call it non-questionable like an edict.

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