September 30, 2008
NOT A SIGN OF A HEALTHY CIVILIZATION:
At the recent European Science Open Forum conference in Barcelona, for example, I was strolling through exhibits aimed at â€” please don’t gag â€” science outreach. The underlying theme of all these displays seemed to me to be: since their schooling actually teaches many ordinary people to be discomforted by â€” if not to actually fear and loath â€” science, let’s see if we can’t do something in these venues to get people to hate science a little bit less.
(Via Classical Values, where there are more thoughts).