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History of Science and Science Education

April 24, 2009

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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  1. mmr
    April 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    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.

  2. April 25, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Looking forward to your piece in the HSS Newsletter when it appears…

  3. Greg Esres
    April 27, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    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.

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