by John Krehbiel on 24 August 2013
This blog post brings up an interesting hazard in education in general.
When we teach about weather, everyone wants to talk about Katrina and Sandy. When we teach about history, we talk about big wars, when we talk about microbes, we talk about diseases.
This leads to a very biased view of the world. We are led to see all storms as super-destructive. We see all international disagreements as cause for world war. We see any government manipulation of the money supply as heading for the abyss.
Even though the basic principles are taught, the dramatic and extreme examples are what is remembered.
-- 2013-08-24 » John Krehbiel