Could this POSSIBLY be true??: 1 in 4 Americans Don't Know Earth Orbits the Sun

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    There are ...no words

    Dumb---shits :facepalm: . . . Third world here we come ..


    1 in 4 Americans Don't Know Earth Orbits the Sun. Yes, Really



    ".......And then, today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) delivered news of a pretty shocking poll result: around one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun. Let’s repeat that: One in four Americans — that represents one quarter of the population — when asked probably the most basic question in science (except, perhaps, “Is the Earth flat?” Hint: No.), got the answer incorrect. Suddenly I realized why the Nye vs. Ham debate was so popular.
    But wait! I hear you cry, perhaps the NSF poll was flawed? Perhaps the poll sample was too small? Sadly not. The NSF poll, which is used to gauge U.S. scientific literacy every year, surveyed 2,200 people who were asked 10 questions about physical and biological sciences. On average, the score was 6.5 out of 10 -- barely a passing grade. But for me personally, the fact that 26 percent of the respondents were unaware the Earth revolves around the sun shocked me to the core.
    Perhaps I’m expecting too much of the U.S. education system? Perhaps this is just an anomaly; a statistical blip? But then, like the endless deluge of snow that is currently choking the East Coast,another outcome of the same poll appeared on the foggy horizon of scientific illiteracy: The majority of young Americans think astrology is a science......."


    http://news.discovery.com/space/ast...ow-earth-orbits-the-sun-yes-really-140214.htm
     
  2. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    You can't be certain your flaccid cock is under your belly...
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    nope. they're just looking to get .gov money.
     
  4. Psyche

    Psyche Freethinker

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    is Pluto still a planet?
     
  6. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    My favorite science blurb on the AM radio is "Star Date" with Sandy Wood,been listening to her for 20 years,geek out if you relate.
     
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    Sorry to have to break this to you phan nee.

    The earth actually revolves around me.
     
  9. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

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    in the ignorant ones' defense: how often do they need to know that the earth revolves around the sun? it doesn't come up in everyday conversation, and knowing it does not qualify them for obamacare, so they really don't need to know it.
     
  10. Just Peachy

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    No. It's considered a "dwarf planet" now. There are other objects both bigger and smaller than Pluto in that area that we didn't know about before. So poor Pluto got demoted.
     
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    You'd have to be incredibly bulbous & large for that to occur...
     
  12. Phan Neepack

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    ...Generic, baseline information... Its along the same lines as 'how to tie your shoes', 'how to blow your nose'
     
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    artiesoffspring Hugs and kisses

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    1 out of 4 posters don't know you have a shit bag. Weird.