Re: Favorite NON-fiction  

Mon Jan 27 18:35:22 PST 2003

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.