Friday, October 12, 2007

Teaching truth

I wonder if the British judge who ruled that the screening in schools of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth should be accompanied with a guide to correct a few alleged inaccuracies knew what he was doing.

Not so much that the plaintiff was driven by his obscure political agenda and an undisclosed funder, as the BBC's Environment analyst Roger Harrabin reports.

But because this ruling could open a huge Pandora box. If you start to review and correct value judgements and biased visions in teaching materials, you'll see that our children will need to receive more patches than the buyers of Microsoft's Vista software!

Take the truth (pravda in Russian) told to our children in any History book for example, or in their Economy manuals. Depending where one sits and where one comes from -- one could file injunctions against almost any chapter.

The good news is that this silly British court ruling did not impress the jury of the Peace Nobel Prize.

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