This is why we should do a good job teaching non-majors

PROFDHW at aol.com PROFDHW at aol.com
Tue Nov 18 17:05:01 EST 1997


In a message dated 18/11/1997 4:01:59 PM, Kenneth M Klemow wrote:

>syndicated column by Thomas Sowell,
>snip
>in that column, he wrote
>"We used to laugh at the sacred cows in India.  Now we have long lists of
>"endangered species" that are sacred in the United States - even when they
>are neither endangered nor species.  Neither owls nor squirrels are in
>danger of disappearing, though some odd varieties of of each may be getting
>scarcer.

Sowell is so level headed about so many other issues. I have read dozens of
sensible essays on subjects ranging from our perceptions of slavery to the
"bell curve" phenomenon with regard to IQ. Science is clearly his Achilles
heel.

Is there a way to comment? To the paper? To Sowell himself?

Dave Williams
Science Department Chair
Valencia Community College, East Campus
701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825
407-299-5000 Ext. 2443
profdhw at aol.com



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