A science historian advises teachers that “science is best taught as science is best practiced.”
“Is there any university where my child will be taught a breadth of ideas about the origins of life?”
A course in “Science and Nonsense” is intended to persuade, to herd students toward approved opinions.
Instead of relying on their textbooks, students are learning about evolution by watching bacteria grow and change.
Professor Travis has made it her mission to help parents — especially mothers — navigate tough questions about origins and beliefs.