In the fight between Science V/s Superstitions, Science lost the battle. Superstitions in disguise of Beliefs and customs creeping into everybody's mind. Do you agree or Not? If you agree, how to bring the relevance of Science to the forefront??
Testers recently determined that only one in five high school seniors has a solid grasp of science. This was after they took the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Education Secretary Rod Paige called the decline morally significant, if our graduates know less about science than their predecessors four years ago(3 points lower than those taking the test in 1996) then our hopes for a strong 21st century work force are dimming just when we need them most.
When science comes along it shatters peoples illusions and self-created fantasy worlds.
Of course this situation is utterly appalling, but its implications go much further than the usual comments as to how this will impact our work force.
Albert Einstein was rightly chosen the man of the century by Time Magazine. But his importance went far beyond his immediate field of physics, his greatness was that he ushered in and in a sense legitimized all types of science for humanity. A so ...more