Thursday, April 27, 2006

Global Warming? or Global Cooling?

Crap science at its best.

When people say that they want students to be "critical thinkers", I don't believe them. Too often they want students to parrot a leftist ideology. To be a critical thinker you actually have to have some basis of fact on which to base your criticism.


KauaiMark said...

If the ice core scientists are correct, this planet has been through at least four significant "ice ages". That means this space ball has also been through at least five "global warming" periods. All without the benefit of human impact for 99.99% of the time.

Interesting isn't it?

Eric Kendall said...

I think you're wise not to trust "critical thinking" advocates. Too frequently, such advocates don't really want to teach "critical thinking" as a general approach at all. Instead, they usually have very specific ideas about what it is they want students to "think critically" about--and reject. And, as you indicated, those ideas often come from a left-wing political agenda.