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20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« on: August 30, 2005, 11:57:00 AM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/30/science/30profile.html

Over the last three decades, Dr. Miller has regularly surveyed his fellow citizens for clients as diverse as the National Science Foundation, European government agencies and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. People who track Americans' attitudes toward science routinely cite his deep knowledge and long track record.

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Dr. Miller's data reveal some yawning gaps in basic knowledge. American adults in general do not understand what molecules are (other than that they are really small). Fewer than a third can identify DNA as a key to heredity. Only about 10 percent know what radiation is. One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century.


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Ok... let's not be picky... the fact that they don't understand what exactly molecules are, what radiation is, and the DNA - heredity relationship is UNDERSTANDABLE.... but.... ADULTS who think the sun revolves around the earth?  LOL.. damn.  :-\

On a side note, that means CWalker is not just a proud 10-percenter, but now we know he's also a 20-percenter.  :D



 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005, 12:16:47 PM »
That's just shameful. I failed high school chemistry twice (lazy, not stupid) and I still know what all that shit is. And I definately know the sun is the center of the universe.
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2005, 12:21:09 PM »
That's just shameful. I failed high school chemistry twice (lazy, not stupid) and I still know what all that shit is. And I definately know the sun is the center of the universe.

LMFAO.... too funny.

Anyways, what were you saying... it's shameful? Yea.



 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005, 12:24:22 PM »
That's just shameful. I failed high school chemistry twice (lazy, not stupid) and I still know what all that shit is. And I definately know the sun is the center of the universe.

LMFAO.... too funny.

Anyways, what were you saying... it's shameful? Yea.

Sorry. I meant galaxy. I am the center of the universe. lol
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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2005, 12:29:11 PM »
That's just shameful. I failed high school chemistry twice (lazy, not stupid) and I still know what all that shit is. And I definately know the sun is the center of the universe.

LMFAO.... too funny.

Anyways, what were you saying... it's shameful? Yea.

Sorry. I meant galaxy. I am the center of the universe. lol

You want to try again?

"Solar System". LOL I'm not trying to be an asshole or anything... it was just funny how you were like "that's shameful" and then said what you said...
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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2005, 12:36:49 PM »
Oh well. Can't win them all. Either way, I know what a molecule is (electron, proton, neutron/makes up an atom), and radiation (emission on natural occuring energy called radioactivity). 2 out of 3 ain't bad. But at least I don't think everything revolves around the earth. That's the shameful part of that article you posted. And yes, I'm very lazy. For the homework I actually did I got A's. It was just a boring class. Failed nonetheless, but I'm definately not stupid.
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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2005, 02:58:37 PM »
Sorry. I meant galaxy. I am the center of the universe. lol

 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2005, 04:39:35 PM »
That's just shameful. I failed high school chemistry twice (lazy, not stupid) and I still know what all that shit is. And I definately know the sun is the center of the universe.

lol sorry dude, i thought you were being sarcastic...
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2005, 04:41:35 PM »
wow tahts pathetic i wonder what % of Canadians think that  :-\
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2005, 04:50:26 PM »
That's just shameful. I failed high school chemistry twice (lazy, not stupid) and I still know what all that shit is. And I definately know the sun is the center of the universe.

lol sorry dude, i thought you were being sarcastic...

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2005, 04:53:43 PM »
wow tahts pathetic i wonder what % of Canadians think that  :-\

103%
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2005, 04:54:32 PM »
wow thatts pathetic i wonder what % of Canadians think that  :-\

103%

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2005, 05:45:16 PM »
Most Americans don't even know the capital of their states.


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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2005, 06:00:19 PM »
Most Americans don't even know the capitals of their state.

Since when do states have more than 1 capital?  :P
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2005, 06:22:45 PM »
Most Americans don't even know the capitals of their state.

Since when do states have more than 1 capital?  :P

I meant to say capital of their states  ;D as in American's'.
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2005, 12:36:37 PM »
My crib is on Saturn.so I would not no what the fuck yall talking about.we do shit alot different around here. ;D
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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2005, 12:54:45 PM »
My crib is on Saturn.so I would not no what the fuck yall talking about.we do shit alot different around here. ;D
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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2005, 04:14:06 PM »
This is a funny ass thread.
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2005, 07:03:23 PM »
Most Americans don't even know the capital of their states.




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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2005, 04:17:24 PM »
That's just shameful. I failed high school chemistry twice (lazy, not stupid) and I still know what all that shit is. And I definately know the sun is the center of the universe.

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2005, 05:31:20 PM »
Hey! This is one of my favorite games!

It's called,

"I just went to school, I'm young and have an education... before I forget what I know and learned last year, lets make fun of all the people who don't remember what they learned in school because it's basically useless information!"

Sorry... I didn't know that people who took part in the study and were part of the 20% actually posted here. Next time I come across something like this, I'll PM you and ask if you're one of the dumbasses in the study... that way you won't get offended and have your asshole bleeding, uncle-fucker.
 

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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2005, 10:05:53 PM »
of course, the fact that the earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around is useless information! and who cares whether the earth is spherical or flat? The only thing that matters is the superbowl, hot dogs, budweiser, and single malt
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Re: 20% of Americans (surveyed in this study) believe.....
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2005, 01:49:12 PM »
wow tahts pathetic i wonder what % of Canadians think that  :-\

What percent of the population voted Liberal last election? Same.

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