Scientific inquiry requires students to use higher order thinking skills as they learn science using a hands-on minds-on approach. See, for example, the Skeptical Inquirer , or the Skeptics Society By way of contrast, purveyors of bad science are generally teachers or writers who just don’t know any better. Someone who thinks that science is all about certainty might look at these changing understandings and decide that no one really knows what is going on – and tune the whole issue out.
Science magazines such as New Scientist , Science & Vie , and Scientific American cater to the needs of a much wider readership and provide a non-technical summary of popular areas of research, including notable discoveries and advances in certain fields of research. Interestingly Gans also knew of the work of Copernicus (concerning the heliocentric theory stating that the sun and not the earth was the center of …Continue Reading