The New Scientist has redeemed itself in my eyes this week, since it has just published a typically lucid and hugely meaningful short interview with quantum physicist David Deutsch.
The reason why I was bearing a grudge: about a month ago, the NS published what seemed to me to be a rather biased account of home-schooling in the US, which generally left one with the overall impression that the huge majority of home schoolers there are fundy creationists.
By way of a sharp contrast, David Deutsch's theories on respectful parenting of children often result in the family opting for home education and very few of these families aren't also mindful of the need to take reality seriously. Shame the New Scientist didn't get this message across explicitly, though there is a facility to ask a question of David, via: firstname.lastname@example.org , with answers to the best questions to appear here. Might be worth trying to get this point across? Home educators can access the very best seeming epistemology!