Letters: Mar. 6, 2006

Slacking Off in Science Class

Although our report on the U.S.'s shaky position as the world's scientific superpower prompted skepticism from some readers about the threat from other countries, most readers called for improving classroom methods, increasing funding for research and raising the pay scale for professional scientists

Why are Americans losing ground to countries like China, South Korea and India in science and technology [Feb. 13]? Duh! We have a scientifically illiterate President, megachurches that insist that creation is 6,000 years old and an anti-intellectual climate that casts anyone of intelligence as a suspected terrorist. Falling behind in science? We...

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