Unscientific science

A concerning thread from Michael Reddell:

Perhaps the people who are campaigning to get religious teaching out of school could extend their efforts to this.

Science is defined as: the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena; the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding; a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws.

There is no place for myths in any of those definitions nor should there be a place for myths in the science curriculum.

They might fit in literature, social studies and perhaps in history, but including them in science is anything but scientific.

 

2 Responses to Unscientific science

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:
    Given that recently, albeit elsewhere, I have seen spelling and maths decried as racist. Plus our government’s clear focus on racist politics, why should I be surprised.

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  2. Gravedodger says:

    Thing is when the Foreign Affairs Minister introduces Taniwha into diplomatic language then it is entirely logical to be teaching Myths and Legends as Science (Maori).

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