Re: US Science Education Sucks

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 09:43:09 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> How can the same system produce scientific elites and illiterates?
> The United States by any conceivable measure has the finest scientists in the
> world. But the rest of the population, by any rational standard, is abysmally
> ignorant of science, mathematics and all things technical. That is the paradox
> of scientific elites and scientific illiterates: how can the same system of
> education that produced all those brilliant scientists also have produced all
> that ignorance?

Because of specialization, of course. You don't train people to be
chemists when they are going to pound nails all their lives.

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