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Should the ‘literacy package’ include science too?

Posted in Life with tags on 30 July 2010 by Steve

“… Christopher Wren would be amazed that modern astronomical measurements had led to the discovery that we live in an expanding universe that was once smaller than an atom. But what would surprise the founding members most is that these, and other discoveries, remain the preserve of a few. Far from being an indispensable part of the human experience, science has remained a specialised subject understood by only a fraction of society …” (more)

[Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, Irish Times, 29 July]