How Kansas Defines Science

The strikethroughs are what the Kansas Board of Education removed from the definition. The italicized text is new.

Science is a systematic method of continuing investigation, that uses observation, hypothesis testing, measurement, experimentation, logical argument and theory building, to lead to more adequate explanations of natural phenomena. Science is the human activity of seeking natural explanations for what we observe in the world around us. Science does so through the use of observation, experimentation, and logical argument while maintaining strict empirical standards and healthy skepticism. Scientific explanations are built on observations, hypotheses, and theories.”

So, Kansas officially believes that science is not limited to natural explanations. You have to wonder what “theory building” means. My theory is that the Kansas Board of Education is dominated by idiots.

November 9, 2005 В· Harry В· Comments Closed
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