BBC reports, 20 February 2010, the President of the US National Academy of Sciences saying that the recent controversies surrounding climate research have damaged the image of science as a whole.
“There is some evidence that the distrust has spread,” Dr Cicerone told BBC News. “There is a feeling that scientists are suppressing dissent, stifling [...]
I was fascinated by the material provided for school teachers by the US Geological Society about dating rocks.
For a classroom activity they suggest:
Have your students look for evidence of date stamps and cornerstones on their walk home. Depending upon your area, there may be quite a few.
Duh! Building stones may have date stamps but rocks [...]