On Monday, January 27, 2003, at 09:30 PM, Ruhlen, Rachel Louise (UMC-Student) wrote: > > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Gaertk at aol.com [mailto:Gaertk at aol.com] >> Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 3:14 PM >> To: dragaera at dragaera.info >> Subject: Re: Favorite NON-fiction >> >> >> In a message dated 1/27/2003 12:52:08 PM Eastern Standard >> Time, Chris Olson - SunPS <Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM> writes: >> >>>>> _____ - _Lies My Teacher Told Me_ >>>> >>>> This sort of thing exists? When I read _Science of >>>> Discworld_ (by Pratchett, Stewart, and Cohen), they >>>> discussed how school texts are full of "lies-to-students" >>>> and why, but didn't have many examples or the true >>>> explanations. >>> >>> Heh. Yes, it does exist. It's about history, >>> mostly, and covers the things that your teachers >>> never told you, and what they got wrong, and the >>> lies they flat-out told you. >> >> Eh, I'll pass then... there's nothing unusual in claiming >> history texts are biased, etc.... > > It's a big women's lib thing too. I had an entire course on Women in > Science, for example, which I guess was supposed to counter all the > lies being told in the other courses. My personal pet peeve is that > Watson & Crick discovered the structure of DNA. They stole it from > Rosalind Franklin, who died young of ovarian cancer and so never had a > chance to raise a big stink. > > I know you weren't particularly curious about that but who am I to > pass up the opportunity? :) > Rachel Oh ya? I never knew that! Things you learn.