Lawrence Krauss: We’re Teaching Science the Wrong Way May 31, 2017

Lawrence Krauss: We’re Teaching Science the Wrong Way

YouTuber Alex J. O’Connor (a.k.a. CosmicSkeptic) recently sat down for a brief interview with physicist Lawrence Krauss to discuss his latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far.

They packed a lot in that quick chat. I especially liked Krauss’ comment about how we’re teaching science the wrong way. It’s not just about an accumulation of facts. It’s about the process.


Creationists often say science is a “religion” because it points to secular answers for how we got here, completely discounting the supernatural explanations. They act like scientists are just making up stories and putting their stamp of approval on them. That’s not how it works. Science is a method for discovering observable truth — and it’s self-correcting. That’s what makes scientific conclusions so powerful.

The people who dismiss all that — the anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, etc. — never seem to understand that.

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