Scientific ideas ready for retirement

I recommend Edge.org for its science writing. In particular, they are running an essay contest this year called “What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”. Worth an extended break from your otherwise profitless and senseless work, and it is not pornographic. Safe for work.

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Ken Moore

Thanks for the tip. I’m reading through all 175 essay-lets. This puts me in mind of another great idea: Ask school teachers to point kids to things we don’t know. High school science was full of “spoilers” designed to be memorized and to take away our curiosity and initiative to explore further. A simple look into the way cream pours into coffee and swirls around can take me to the frontiers of science. The high school science teachers wouldn’t have to take advanced studies, just adopt a chance of outlook.

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