“We can no longer afford to be STEM illiterate in a world, a nation surrounded by science and technology.”
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
“I don’t do math” is a great synopsis of what’s wrong with the mindset of most of the developed countries. The decisions people take on a daily basis are based on their knowledge and critical thinking, yet their point of view is often distorted by pseudoscience and superstitious beliefs.
The general mentality is that you have to be a scientist in order to understand science, even though nowadays there are so many famous scientists who work very hard to explain the wonders of the scientific world in a language that shouldn’t be hard to understand by someone who knows how to read or pay attention to an explanation. Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox, Philip Plait, Michio…
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