The Importance of Evidence

One area in which the legal community is lax is in inculcating a proper appreciation of EVIDENCE in the other arts and sciences.

Roger Schank of Carnegie-Mellon University writes the following, inter alia, at Edge 168 regarding the teaching of evolution or intelligent design in the schools.

“Here is what we should teach our children: how to think; how to look at evidence and determine reasonable conclusions that can be derived from the evidence; how to know what constitutes evidence; how to interpret evidence.

Stop telling children facts. Do that in church or wherever religious indoctrination takes place. School should not be about indoctrination but reasoned thought. Teach children to come to their own conclusions. Stop confusing religion with thought.”
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