If you are a rational 21st century thinker---a person informed by and moved by facts and reason, and who accepts that current American social and cultural and political movement toward an embrace of national science illiteracy is a problem, please identify yourself and share with us your journey into the 21st century!
Mine was nature. It was not good enough to wander through the woods and it was not good enough to be able to survive unaided in the country. It was required to know scientific names and things like: kingdom, phylum/division, class, order, family, genus, species. Rocks required that we know density and where they fit in and what caused them. Mica is not Schist and do not take it for Granite. Health was not about a cold or flu but about germs verses bacteria verses virus's. Diet was not about food but about carbs and enzymes and metabolism. Sports were about competition and smash mouth but hey you had better study the bio-physic and bio-mechanics of any given act.
If there was something we could not explain -- sure you could lay it on God but you better darn well come up with a here and now and earthly explanation or be the fool.
My children do not have the memorization concepts down as well but they get it and understand that our world is far too complex for us to be lazy in science. Otherwise we miss out on the really cool stuff.
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