Poll: should we lie to beginners?

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Polls thread
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Poll: should we lie to beginners?
Sep 25, 2013

In a few recent posts, I have given my views about the well known Cambridge in Colour website, which I believe cannot be recommended to beginners because it contains many factual and theoretical errors (a partial critique is here ). I have been told that the theory is not important to beginners, and that the correctness of the information given on sites such as CIC is only of interest to scientists and engineers. So, the question is, should we be teaching beginners incorrect theory?

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Beginners should be taught correct theory
68.0% 121  votes
Beginners should be taught incorrect theory
9.6% 17  votes
Beginners should be taught no theory, correct or incorrect.
22.5% 40  votes
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