OK, I know that preliminary research often looks promising in medicine, and that “more research is needed”—blah, blah, blah.
That is from Scott Sumner at TheMoneyIllusion.
More importantly still, what are the world’s biggest problems? Do high-speed rail, treatments for superbugs, or intellectual property suits even make the cut? How do answers to these questions impact what we choose to focus on in schools?
Just to be clear, the intellectual property suits mentioned above are the analogous coriander, the high-speed rail is the apron, the treatments for superbugs is the oven, and if you bothered to click the link to the world's biggest problems, we'd have to zoom out from the above picture to see the entire house on fire as the analogous example for climate change, biosecurity, or risk from artificial intelligence.
Relative importance and perspective matter.