Like the Paul Simon song says, “When I think back on all the crap I leaned in high school, It’s a wonder I can think at all.”
With my last child slogging his way through high school and questioning why he needs to learn some of these things, I find myself wondering. how much of what I was taught in those days has stood the test of time?
- There aren’t nine planets in our solar system, now there’s something called a dwarf planet and Pluto is one. And there’s water on Mars. And the Moon.
- We know the truth about Christopher Columbus along with confirmation that a Viking explorer beat him to the new world by 500 years.
- There’s life on Earth in places (deep sea) we never thought possible. We found 180 species of mid-water fish, 87 near-bottom fish, 5 never-before-seen squid and angler fish, and one…
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