"By encouraging, or even requiring, students to take stands where they have neither the knowledge nor the intellectual training to seriously examine complex issues, teachers promote the expression of unsubstantiated opinions, the venting of uninformed emotions, and the habit of acting on those opinions and emotions, while ignoring or dismissing opposing views, without having either the intellectual equipment or the personal experience to weigh one view against another in any serious way."

Thomas Sowell, 'Intellectuals and Society', http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intellectuals-Society-Sowell-Thomas/dp/0465025226

Monday, 21 March 2011

Your Pupils Could Be Lead Authors for the IPCC: just be sure to teach them 'right opinions'




































http://www.cartoonsbyjosh.com/

Background: http://nofrakkingconsensus.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/the-strange-case-of-sari-kovats/

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