Friday, January 12, 2007

I always knew it was true...

Here's a link for all you Science Teachers out there, who want to get up to speed on a topic which will be appearing on the new GCSE syllabus next year.

http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/

5 comments:

lilyofthefield said...

Oooh goody. It can be taught alongside Creation Theory.

Anonymous said...

FTS!!!!!!!!!

Blunt said...

I think this should be included as well...http://www.venganza.org/

Chris said...

http://www.tes.co.uk/2327207

Perhaps we could all change our timetables to three * ten minute lessons each afternoon to teach it!

James said...

Whoa, there, everyone. Let's give this a bit of thought.
Science is about examining sets of data -sometimes your own, sometimes other people's- and drawing conclusions from it. In order to do this as effectively as possible, there are two things that every student of science must learn:

A: How to recognise data that is tainted, either by wilful bias or simple ineptitude.
B: To never discard any theory, however crackpot it may seem, until they have examined the data supporting it and found it wanting.

And if nothing else, the Flat Earthers and the Intelligent Design crowd are pretty fine examples of how not to go about scientific studies. Still, let's not forget that plenty of accepted scientific theories started out in the lunatic fringe.