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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I dated a girl once (briefly), who was like that. She couldn't remember which went around which and would tell you frankly she didn't care. She thought men in Scotland were "stupid and gay for wearing skirts" when the matter came to her attention... when I tried to point out that it was a cultural norm there she waved her hand at me and said "no man wears a skirt in public unless he's stupid and gay" and declined to think any further on the matter.

    Her mind was as narrow as her world and I ditched her as fast as possible.
    Wow. Hard to believe.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Dumbing down of our schools in the basics. We teach to the lowest student instead of trying to bring the class up to the highest student. 65% back when i went to school would be failing. 70% was the lowest passing grade. And to think, these people vote.
    I think you may want to correct that last sentence to "And to think, these people run for political offfices." you can thank me later.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun




    I thought this article was about America prior to Galileo? Scary....
    It's according to the NSF who is begging for funds. Therefore their claims must be taken with a grain of salt.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    That's absurd.

    Everyone knows that the earth and the sun circle america.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    It's according to the NSF who is begging for funds. Therefore their claims must be taken with a grain of salt.
    The NSF compared the results to other surveys done by non-American countries.

    US (2012) EU (2005) India(2004) Malaysia (2008) South Korea (2004)
    74 66 70 72 86
    (i.e. I'm skeptical of your claim.)
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    I thought this article was about America prior to Galileo? Scary....
    pats Grip on his shoulders

    Well look at the bright side. At least the majority of 74 percent know that the earth revolves around the sun...

    Plus evolution not being known may be the play of the religious. So it is not that Americans do not know but it is because they were influenced instead...

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So your wife doesn't know any young earth creationists? Well, I guess that's that, then.

    Again, google the polls on young earth creationists. Again, the polls don't fluctuate very wildly.
    What I'm saying is you AND the polls are over-generalizing.

    My Wife grew up in a large town, me in a small one. I'd say our polling is better than Gallop.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    I thought this article was about America prior to Galileo? Scary....
    This don't surprise me any. I have a friend who's friend back east didn't even know what a star was and had never even seen one before...besides the obviousness of our sun being a star...but to him it wasn't a "star"..it was The Sun. (its what happens when you live in big cities your entire life I guess...)
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    It doesn't matter. What matters is that people are taught sensitivity and how to act correct socially.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What I'm saying is you AND the polls are over-generalizing.

    My Wife grew up in a large town, me in a small one. I'd say our polling is better than Gallop.
    Your polling is not better than gallop.

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