Embracing Error

If you go to school and learn about geography, you expect to have your existing beliefs challenged and corrected. Americans think that faulty beliefs about science, religion and to some extent medicine must be left undisturbed simply because there is a constituency who believe untrue things. They don’t care if these beliefs are actually true. They don’t care if they can’t give any evidence for these beliefs; they want their kids to believe them, even if they are wrong. This pig-headedness sends the international education rank of the USA, lower and lower each year. This will eventually be reflected in economic rank.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)