Required Readings

Required Readings, 22 August 2013

Don Prothero on scientific literacy. Elmore Leonard and exclamation marks. Steven Novella on creationist Ken Ham. Rachel Arsenault finds enjoyment and practical training in community college. Here’s your required readings for today, teachers and learners!

The serious consequences of scientific illiteracy – Don Prothero gives us a sobering essay on the historical context of the decline of scientific literacy in the United States.

Welcome to the Age of Denial – a commentary by physicist and NPR voice Adam Frank.

Do we use too many exclamation marks? – A tribute, of sorts, to the late crime writer Elmore Leonard.

Creationism is not science – we all know that, but Dr. Novella dissects some recent remarks from creationist Ken Ham.

A practical college education, debt free – Chronicle audio interview with technical college student Rachel Arsenault.

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P.E. Robinson

P.E. Robinson

Professor P.E. Robinson teaches astronomy to non-science majors at a 2-year college in the United States. He has a decade of experience teaching science in higher education, and providing professional development experiences to astronomers and other educators. Skepticism and critical thinking are key components of everything he teaches.

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