Erasers: Instruments Of The Devil?
Are erasers in school "instruments of the devil"?
I was looking on the BBC website and I came across a story about how erasers should be banned in schools, so I decided to bring it to theSprout.co.uk, so people can give their opinions on this.
Chris Stokel-Walker, a cognitive scientist has said that people shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes because if they present something where they have rubbed out, they are showing the world that they haven't made any mistakes and that they got it right the first time.
Here is what it says on the BBC News website: The cognitive scientist told the Daily Telegraph that rubbers create "a culture of shame about error. It's a way of lying to the world, which says 'I didn't make a mistake. I got it right first time.'"
My opinion on this is that they should not be banned because work can look really messy if you do not rub things out. However I do partly agree with the scientist and his view. Please comment below with your opinion on this matter! The full story is available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32884330