Friday, May 12, 2006


Deciding to Fail

"Where science gets done is where wealth gets created, so places that decide to put stickers on their textbooks or change the definition of science have decided, perhaps unknowingly, not to go to the innovation party of the future. Maybe that's fine for the grownups who'd rather stay home, but it seems like a raw deal for the 14-year-old girl in Topeka who might have gone on to find a cure for resistant infections if only she had been taught evolution in high school, writes Holden Thorp, chairman of the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina, in a New York Times Op-Ed.


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