I remember seeing a piece-in Smithsonian or Atlantic Monthly, I
think, about such things and about student impressions and
misunderstandings. It was accompanied by an illustration of a gorilla
in a Revolutionary War outfit, captioned "Gorilla Warfare."
(Yes Damien; I know.)
I've seen it noted that in some school history texts, Marilyn Monroe
rates five to fifteen times more space than Einstein or Kennedy.
Incidentally, I did a search on Gorilla Warfare and came up with
Gorilla Warfare is a primal game of explosive jungle combat. Every
player controls a team of four gorillas; armed with bulging muscles,
bad tempers, and explosive Banana Grenades. The object? To be the
king of the jungle, of course.
Food for thought.
On 22 Jan 2001, at 20:28, Technotranscendence wrote:
> On Sunday, January 14, 2001 4:37 PM Michael M. Butler firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote: > > http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010114/us/textbook_errors_1.html > > No wonder Americans are so bad at geography!:) > > What I recommend is that anyone on this list who has kids in school actually > look over the textbooks for errors. If you find any, point them out to your > child and the teacher. Even go so far, if you have time, to point them out > to the school board or whatever body controls the schools. Also, a letter > to the publisher might also go along way to rectifying the problem. > > No incentive to do all this? Well, those scared of nanotechnology, just > think what might happen if someone gets his or her figures out of a bad > textbook. Might not created gray goo, but just might.:) Those afraid of > AI, apply the same reasoning.:) > > Cheers! > > Daniel Ust > http://uweb.superlink.net/neptune/ > Film recommendation: "The Color of Paradise." >
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