Every Sunday morning I insist on starting the day by reading the opinion section of the Salt Lake Tribune. This past Sunday I read an usually cogent and timely commentary by Gregory A. Clark. It is well-reasoned and substantive and should be a credo for any teacher in our public school system.
The proper understanding of science and its methods is critical to all aspects of our lives and is often undermined by those who would teach that religious belief somehow supersedes the contributions of science to our logic and understanding.
Clark clearly shows us what science is and what it is not in order to help teachers maintain a proper perspective as they expose their students to the critical role of science in our lives. Hopefully, many of them will decide to go on and make scientific contributions of their own.
David Weight, Provo