Archives for March 5, 2010

Advantages & Disadvantages of Plate Tectonics Theory & the Theory of Gravity

It might not make sense to some to discuss the advantages & disadvantages of the scientific theories of plate tectonics & gravity, but politicians in Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, and South Dakota might consider it an important pedagogical strategy. Here is how legislators in Kentucky put it in an Act relating to science education and intellectual freedom

  • Teachers, principals, and other school administrators are encouraged to create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of scientific theories being studied.
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