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5/06/2005

Less chemistry, more alchemy

Via Kevin Drum, this is a paragraph from an LA Times article about the recent battles over the teaching of evolution in Kansas:

The hearings in Topeka, scheduled to last several days, are focusing on two proposals. The first recommends that students continue to be taught the theory of evolution because it is key to understanding biology. The other proposes that Kansas alter the definition of science, not limiting it to theories based on natural explanations.

As Kevin points out, that would indeed change the definition of science, as it would expand it in such a way as to include stuff that isn't science.

Perhaps we can also alter the definition of history, not limiting it to accounts of actual historical events, and maybe also of math, to allow for non-computational theories.

In fact, why should 'education' be limited to actually educating? Let's take this to its logical conclusion.

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