I've written about the group who call themselves 'Scientists Anonymous (NZ)' before, in the context of determining the reliability of sources. At the time, I commented that I would have a little more confidence about the information this group was putting out there if the people involved were actually identified - as it is, they are simply asking us to accept an argument from (anonymous) authoriry. (I was rather surprised to actually receive a response to that post, albeit its authors remained anonymous.) Anyway, this popped up in my inbox the other day, and was subsequently sent to me by several colleagues in secondary schools:
TO: Faculty Head of Science / Head of Biology Department
Please find a link to the critically acclaimed resource (http://programmingoflife.com/watch-the-video) dealing with the nature of science across disciplines/strands.
Interesting to see an attempt to link it into the current NZ Science curriculum with its focus on teaching the nature of science.
PROGRAMMING OF LIFE
- The reality of computer hardware and software in life
- The probabilities of a self-replicating cell and a properly folded protein
- Low probability and operational impossibility
- The need for choice contingency of functional information
Freely share this resource with the teaching staff in your faculty/department.
Scientists Anonymous (NZ)