29 March 2017
Make up your own science and then send it to 200,000 teachers.
This will turn out to be a real waste of money for Heartland, and the reason is that most Earth science teachers will toss this in the waste bin. That’s a good place for it, but before you do, you could use it to explain what real peer-reviewed science is compared to an opinion based on worldview. It’s also a good example of confirmation bias at work, not to mention how slick propaganda uses a little truth to lead you to believe something that is not true. The booklet has some real whoppers in it and the National Center for Science Education has a pretty good debunking of it here.
Parents should warn their kids as well, just in case this material gets used as real science in a classroom.