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March 14th, 2007

Have Space Suit, Will Travel

Abstract:
Somebody has to be trained to participate in (rather than become a victim of) the new century of genetic engineering and nanotechnology and space travel, the world of global warming and cloning. But science education is about more than training future scientists; it's also about training sensible citizens, people who know the difference between knowledge and faith and who can recognize when genuine science is under attack by demagogues. Responsible voting—the basis of that idealistic state called a democracy—means informed voting. Hot-button demagogues are rampant here in God's country, but knowledge offers power to fight them.

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