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New Age Students ‘Shunning Sciences’

By Gemma Collins

Industry is facing a major problem because young people are “indulging”? in mysticism and New Age leanings, it was claimed today.

Chemical scientist Cedric Mumford claimed there was a tendency among youngsters in south Wales towards “New Age, anti-science superstition”?.

He said the beliefs drew young people away from science, causing a major problem for industry, which needed chemical scientists.

Dr Mumford, a former chairman of the south east Wales local section of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “In south Wales it is difficult to raise interest in science because of the strong tendency of people to believe in herbalism, alternative medicine, psychic readings, Tarot cards, Arthurianism and the like.

“The tourism industry encourages these beliefs in the hope that visitors will be attracted to this mystic culture and spend their money on New Age products much as they do at Glastonbury.

Read the original article at: The Scotsman

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