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What Happens in the Brain When You Study Science


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Why do only 15% of Americans believe in evolution? Brain studies shed some light.

This article explains a lot.

"Science education is not simply a matter of learning new theories. Rather, it also requires that students unlearn their instincts, shedding false beliefs the way a snake sheds its old skin."

It's really hard to give up core beliefs!

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