Dear science enthusiasts and activists,
Do not teach your students only scientific facts as truth, teach them corresponding alternative and popular beliefs as well. Do not decide for them. Let them decide which one is correct based on their individual judgments. It will help them to develop the ability of ”critical thinking”.
Unsurprisingly, those, unable to justify the correct one, are not the critical thinkers. In most of the cases, they won’t realize. It doesn’t matter how much efforts you waste for them. So, you better move on to another topic. If some of them, later on, realize by thinking more and more then consider it as an extra gift. You do not need to spend more time to get an extra gift.