This Scientist’s Ideas Of What Testing Does To Kids Is Really, Really On Point
There are certain skills that schools need to make sure kids have. The ol’ “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic” is a starting point, but there's an entire realm of education that our kids need to know — and some are not getting it.
Lawrence Krauss here asserts here that perhaps equally important as "The Three R's" is teaching the ability to think.
To reason, to find answers after asking questions. That is, after all, the essence of learning once you get past the basics.
When things kinda go off the rails is when local school boards get to decide what is taught. Those are largely made up of individuals who have no educational training. Sometimes, school board members even come from extremist backgrounds, and what the students are required to learn then suffers accordingly.
In fact, due in part to those very same school boards, some schools have curricula that includes challenging evolution as well as the fact that climate change is real.
This is not how our future generations will make it in the world.
I think a fair middle-ground is to teach things like “Intelligent Design” in religion and social studies classes, rather than in science class.
But teaching the ability to think is still key. Watch:
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Some evidence attributes a certain neurological phenomenon to a near death experience.
Time of death is considered when a person has gone into cardiac arrest. This is the cessation of the electrical impulse that drive the heartbeat. As a result, the heart locks up. The moment the heart stops is considered time of death. But does death overtake our mind immediately afterward or does it slowly creep in?
- A forensic artist in Scotland has made a hyper realistic model of an ancient dog.
- It was based on the skull of a dog dug up in Orkney, Scotland, which lived and died 4,000 years ago.
- The model gives us a glimpse of some of the first dogs humans befriended.
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