7 Jul 2014

The Panel with Nevil Gibson and Neil Miller (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:33 pm on 7 July 2014

Topics - a study out of Yale shows that contrary to popular belief, clever people who are scientifically literate do not change their minds about the views they hold when presented with scientific findings, if those findings go against their religion, their spiritual beliefs, or their innate feelings as expressed in political views. Labour leader David Cunliffe has announced his party will fund an extra 2000 teachers, which would see primary and secondary school classes shrink by an average of three students by 2018. Labour would also get rid of National's $360 million proposal for executive principals and expert teachers and scrap National standards. Researchers at the Boston University of Public Health are arguing that keeping a legal drinking age higher, helps reduce harm in society.