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“Science is largely about memorizing facts.” So wrong, so prevalent, so frustrating.

David Wittman teaches introductory astronomy at UC Davis, and he decided to see if his course affected attitudes like this. In a recent preprint he describes the results of a before and after survey covering a range of statements about how science works.

It’s not fully systematic, as he points out himself, but there are some interesting results that would be fascinating to see confirmed.

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