Are you Scientifically Literate?

Came across this post on Medium. The author, Ethan Siegel, proposes two questions to determine if you are scientifically literate – and they are not one of those quizzes that ask about science knowledge. The questions are:

  • Are you aware of what the enterprise of science is?

  • Do you have an appreciation for how scientific knowledge, understanding and its applications benefit humanity?

32122848972_9ff2132cccHe goes on to explain what a yes answer means. In sort it means you can’t just dismiss facts/evidence you don’t agree with – as in anti-vaxers, climate change deniers etc … A good read.

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