With a little help from trained professionals, a group of elementary school children has passed peer review with a genuinely novel scientific observation.
“The experimenters have asked a scientific question and answered it well,” neuroscientists Laurence Maloney and Natalie Hempel wrote in commentary alongside the children’s report.
The children did their research on bees’ ability to detect colors and patterns. Said one of the children, “We like bees. Science is cool and fun because you get to do stuff that no one has ever done before.”
Now… if only poor Ken Ham could learn the scientific method…