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Believing something simply because "science says so" is actually pseudoscientific.
A theory, methodology, or practice that is considered to be without scientific foundation.
pseudo·scien·tific (-n-tfk) adj.
pseudo·scien·tist n. www.thefreedictionary.com...
Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, lacks supporting evidence or plausibility, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status. Pseudoscience is often characterized by the use of vague, contradictory, exaggerated or unprovable claims, an over-reliance on confirmation rather than rigorous attempts at refutation, a lack of openness to evaluation by other experts, and a general absence of systematic processes to rationally develop theories.en.wikipedia.org...
originally posted by: Grimpachi
If science is democratic then please explain who gets to vote on it and why.
Science and the scientific method is the best way we have to understand/explore/categorize the known universe if someone came up with a better way they would need to use the scientific method to prove it was better.
So...do you have a better way?
The Modern Farmer report stated that for every 3 to 4 ounces of milk used, Chobani and other manufacturers can only make 1 ounce of Greek yogurt – the rest becoming acid whey. Chobani is so desperate to get rid of the whey, the report maintained, they pay nearby farmers to haul the whey somewhere else. They claim that 70 percent of their excess whey winds up in livestock feed.
But the yogurt industry has remained relatively secretive on the issue, as there are currently no industry-wide statistics regarding where all of this excess whey is going..
originally posted by: Antigod
a reply to: Loveaduck
She began teaching special ed students, developmentally disabled and when she was able to get many of those students on a level surpassing normally developed children, children who were not handicapped, it made her question the entire system of education up until that point. What are they doing in schools to these normal children if I can get mentally disabled students to top them in exams? She asked herself.
Interesting claim. Source? As I read that her less able children were able to pass exams, they didn't outperform the normal children and she believed her methods would significantly improve the normal childrens learning ability to
I ask as I've seen work that shows Montessori kids don't do any better or have notably different personalities:
Lopata, Christopher; Wallace, Nancy V; Finn, Kristin V (2005). "Comparison of Academic Achievement Between Montessori and Traditional Education Programs"
Famous Montessori Alumni
Joshua Bell, violinist
Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of Amazon.com
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician
Sergey Brin & Larry Page, founders of Google
Julia Child, chef and author
George Clooney, actor
Peter Drucker, management guru
Anne Frank, WWII diarist
Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post
Helen Hunt, actress
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady and book editor
Devi Sridhar, youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
More Montessori students:
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs,
Helen Keller, HM Queen Noor of Jordan,
Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales
Bill and Hillary Clinton;
Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith;
Yo Yo Ma
the Dalai Lama,
Leo Tolstoy and
Did you know?
Alexander Graham Bell founded two of the first Montessori schools in the U.S. and Canada.
Thomas Edison founded a Montessori school in the U.S.
Jean Piaget, noted psychologist, was head of the Swiss Montessori Society.
Woodrow Wilson created a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House for his daughter.