Astronomy, pseudoscience and rational thinking

Narlikar, Jayant V. (2005) Astronomy, pseudoscience and rational thinking. In: Teaching and Learning Astronomy. Cambridge University Press.


Download (1MB) | Preview


A strong case is made for including astronomy in the school science curriculum, as it encourages a scientific outlook. The realization that awesome natural phenomena can be explained in terms of known science can develop in students the habit of thinking rationally and help them counter superstitions that have traditionally taken root in society. A contrast with a pseudoscience like astrology will further help them to come to grips with the way real science functions.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 11:25
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item