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Everyone agrees that our students should learn how to think critically, but the misnamed and misguided Louisiana Science Education Act subverts that goal by sneaking creationism and other pseudo-science into public school science classrooms.Everyone agrees that our students should learn how to think critically, but the Louisiana Science Education Act subverts that goal by sneaking creationism into public school science classrooms.

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A Gallup poll last month revealed that almost half of Americans are anti-empiricists -- that is, they trust ancient descriptions of the world they live in over scientific explanations developed through a direct experience of it.

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Trust in science as a means of discovering and understanding reality has declined among self-identified conservatives since the mid-1970s, sociologists at the University of North Carolina found, and even more so in recent years if they held high level university degrees.

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One of the fundamental questions in modern economics is whether humans act out of self-interest or they’re motivated by something else. Two professionals in the field suggest that a cooperative drive has more to do with human behavior than Milton Friedman would have us believe.

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Here's a listicle that many Americans, unfortunately, can believe in. Yes, it's Funny or Die's roundup of nine ideas, ranging from the goofy to the spooky to the downright embarrassing, that scores of fellow denizens of the USA hold to be true.

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When the term human nature gets thrown around, it's sometimes used in a derisive fashion, as if to boil all the complex motivations, biological drives and psychological quirks that comprise our makeup down to some simplistic, base formula However, there are some who might cast the concept in a brighter light (continued).

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