Monday, August 28, 2006


What Pluto's Demotion Can Teach Us About Science

"Rather than complain about Pluto's demotion," write Jeffry Mallow, a professor of physics, and Steven Lubet, a professor of law, "teachers should take this opportunity to educate their children about the scientific method, and how it forces scientists to keep an open mind. In a world of increasingly polarized opinions and dogmatic 'truths,' it is truly wonderful to see scientists engage in a process of open re-evaluation. Now, if we could only get politicians to do the same thing."


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