Abstract

Are we accidentally teaching students to mistrust science?

William W. Cobern

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Almost 60 years ago Jawaharlal Nehru speaking about the future of India’s economy and society observed that it is “science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of sanitation and literacy, of superstition and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, of a rich country inhabited by starving people… The future belongs to science and to those who make friends with science.”

 

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Nehru, J. (1960). Science Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru. Dictionary of Science Quotations Scientist Quotations Index. Retrieved from https://todayinsci.com/N/Nehru_Jawaharlal/NehruJawaharlal-Quotations.htm