Bauer – A Little Scientific Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

In the second section of Chapter 1, Bauer addresses the claim that it's important to give people a tiny bit of knowledge about science.  His position is that it is very dangerous to only teach a bit because people will think they know what they are talking about when they hear about science.  Not only... Continue Reading →

Scientific Literacy – A Study in UFOs and Astrology

One thing Henry Bauer, in his book "Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method," criticizes in the first section of chapter 1 are several studies that came to the conclusion that many Americans are scientifically illiterate. He criticizes these studies because they asked questions like "How confident do you feel about DNA, Sound Waves,... Continue Reading →

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