The Lakeland Ledger’s Gary White has published a two-part series contrasting Florida’s public push for more STEM careers with the public resistance to the teaching of evolution, climate change and cosmology.
I was quoted a bit in the Sunday installment, including this: “In a technological society, having half the population with such a profound distrust of science, it does seem like it would be an economic disadvantage. So I wish there was something we could do about it, but it’s not clear to me you can educate your way out of that. You can’t fix that in the classrooms of public schools. These are beliefs that are implanted in families, and it’s not clear there’s anything the rest of us can do about it.”