understanding science

I’ve just come across a post by Phil Plait on Skepticblog, on understanding the nature of science. (Phil also writes the Bad Astronomy blog.) It’s clear & concise, & the comments thread is also excellent as it expands on some of Phil’s points. Included in his post is an introduction to the new website Understanding Science, which I’d heard about but hadn’t take the time to visit before. Now I have – & it looks like an excellent site for both students & teachers (especially in the light of our own new Science curriculum). And one of the commentators links to another very useful site that deals with a whole range of common errors that people commonly make in weighing up the accuracy or otherwise of various statements (anecdotal evidence, confusing correlation with causation, making logical fallacies, & so on.)

Net surfing can be quite productive, really 🙂

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