“Science doesn’t know how bad the greenhouse effect is.”
This is a true statement. “Science” doesn’t “know” anything. “Science” is not a person, nor is it an information storage and retrieval system such as a book or a database. “Science” is a process by which human beings come to know things.
A more appropriate and meaningful way to phrase this would be “Scientists don’t know how bad the greenhouse effect is.” This would have the advantage of being meaningful as well as being true. In addition, it drives home the fact that “Science” is something that is engaged in by scientists, which are people - and as such are subject to prejudices and biases, especially when there are massive amounts of federal grants at stake.
Heretics! Burn Them!!!
“the mistaken impression that the scientific evidence of global warming is doubtful and uncertain.”
How dare they tell the students the truth! This is either a tragedy or a comedy, and I prefer to laugh.
A high schooler's knowledge vs published work by two authors? Exactly where did this knowledge originate? Has it been validated? Or does it disagree with dogma substituted for "knowledge"?
Sounds like the AP student is getting prepared to take Algore's place in a few years. Is that what this says?
How dare a book go against Al Gore?!?
The brain-washing of our yutes is having the desired effect. This student needs to refute the books statements with facts to the contrary. Being a moonbat won’t do it.
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Our nation's schools are the Marxist **most** important weapon. Yet...Conservatives sit like frogs in a pot of slowly warming water.
I am exasperated! It is almost too late. Freedom will be lost in the voting booth!
1) Immediately remove your child from government schools and any Marxist private school.
2) Organize private scholarship foundations that would award private vouchers to students attending CONSERVATIVE private schools. These foundations could also sponsor conservative teachers willing to open mini-schools, micr-schools, one room school houses homeschool cooperatives, virtual schools, and dame schools.
The private voucher foundations could approve the curriculum, certify the schools and teachers, and administer testing. The brick and mortar, Prussian-style, prison-like model should be abandoned. This model of education is VERY expensive and it is cruel to treat children like prisoners.
If Harvard can have a $35 BILLION dollar endowment...If Obama can raise $500 MILLION in one year, surely conservatives, with today's excellent curriculum and technology should be able to inexpensively provide EVERY child in this nation a FREE, world-class, conservative education!
3) Organize with others to elect legislators who will SHUT DOWN the government school prison camps! Permanently!
4) In LESS that 12 short years, conservatives could be sending armies of students into Marxist universities well prepared to defend their faith and freedom. These students would graduate and take their places as moral and ethical leaders of the media, academia, the arts, theater, science, health, and industry. And,,,,most important as leaders of the FAMILY.
That sounds too French to take him seriously.
I will accept the impartiality of this when we get a list of the "investigations" aobout schoolbooks being too liberal, pro-gay, pro-socialism, and pro-scare-of-the-month...
Read the entire article. This guy reminds of the pain in the arse thinks-he-knows-it-all type. There’s one in every class. Most students reactions to these guys - “Aw geez, not this s%%t again!”
Yep, it is cooling!
Meanwhile, factually accurate books by Howard Zinn sit in a dark corner, gathering dust.
This immediately made me think of “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James Loewen, which deals with inaccuracy and omission in high school level history textbooks. One of his points is that textbook publishers water down historical controversies to prevent negative responses that could hurt their sales. I’d bet the heavily qualified language about global warming in the book has less to do with political bias on the part of its authors or publisher, and more to do with creating a wishy-washy textbook designed not to upset either side of the debate (but apparently failing to do so).