23 June 2011

Every kid should get this letter

His Tentacled Majesty, biologist and science communicator PZ Myers has written what is perhaps the most lucid letter explaining how science works. His (hypothetical) letter is addressed to a (real) 9 year old kid who has sadly been led astray by creationist rubbish. In clear, simple language, Myers shows why asking the right questions is so important if we want to know the “wealth of wonderful truths that reveal so much about our universe.”

Myers is currently working on a book slated for publication either this year or next. If his prodigious blogging allows time for it, maybe the Squid Overlord should follow up with a children’s science book. His letter shows that he has a knack for introducing good ideas to young minds at their level of understanding.


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