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    1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

    The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.

    Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.

    Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.

    Fewer than half (48 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.

    I thought this article was about America prior to Galileo? Scary....
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    "Wait...it does?"
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

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    I thought this article was about America prior to Galileo? Scary....
    Many more people are young earth creationists. I'm happily surprised that a percentage of those are willing to admit that the earth orbits the sun.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

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    Many more people are young earth creationists. I'm happily surprised that a percentage of those are willing to admit that the earth orbits the sun.
    I believe that certain parts of the bible are probably based on historical facts but the creation story is definitely, not one of them.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Seriously? It's gotta be bull****.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    If ignorance is bliss, there are some happy idiots running around.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

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    I thought this article was about America prior to Galileo? Scary....
    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.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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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.
    It's a sign that a small, educated percentage of our populace are in positions of prominence and leadership. The bulk of the masses are not middle class educated anymore or even triple digit IQ.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I believe that certain parts of the bible are probably based on historical facts but the creation story is definitely, not one of them.
    Well, yeah, it has to be based on some historical facts, otherwise what's going to happen? It's going to take place in outer space or on Jupiter or something?

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