History of Science and Science Education

In the past I have argued that historians of science probably need to get more involved with the fight for good science education. Michael Barton has brought my attention to historian Abigail Lustig giving testimony before the Texas Board of Education.

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She did a great job. I was also really happy to see your Isis article. I'm a grad student in HoS and I agree that historians should play a greater role in supporting science education.

One thing that struck me at the end was the question from the audience about what the objection was to the word "weakness". I'm willing to bet that there are large segments of the anti-evolution community who don't understand why the scientific community finds the word objectionable. I'm not sure that Lustig addressed that.

By Greg Esres (not verified) on 27 Apr 2009 #permalink