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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:36 PM
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47% of Repubs don't believe that Africa and America were once part of the same continent...
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 10:43 PM by cynatnite
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:39 PM
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1. Actually that is higher than I would have expected. nt
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:11 AM
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24. much higher
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:40 PM
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2. How sad that the gap isn't wider.
Only 51% of Dems?

Oh, the humanity!
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 07:12 AM
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29. That was my first thought (wondering what the margin of error was?)
Sadly, many Americans are ignorant and proud of it :(
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:41 PM
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3. Still means that half of Americans are woefully ill-informed.
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GodlyDemocrat Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:41 PM
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4. That is statistically insignificant
n/t
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 05:18 PM
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32. If you mean the difference between Dems and Repubs is insignificant, then no
There's a big 'don't know' opinion for each, and one of the figure's in the OP is for 'yes', the other for 'no':
	YES	NO	NOT SURE
DEM 51 16 33
REP 24 47 29
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:43 PM
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5. It's kind of sad that half of Americans haven't heard of Pangea.
Don't they watch the Science Channel or NatGeo?
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:44 PM
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6. NatGeo in HD is the only way to go....
but yeah, you're right.

Our education system is a poor one indeed.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:47 PM
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7. Yeah,
but that was 6,000 years ago, and nobody really remembers back that far. Those aren't exactly stellar numbers for Dems, either.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:37 AM
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27. I believe that the break occurred about 80 million years ago. nt
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Beacho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:47 PM
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8. Didn't you know?
That there science and fancy book learnin' are tools of SATAN!
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:48 PM
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9. 95% of the people in this country think the world began in the garden of eden so. n/t
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:53 PM
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10. That explains this ...


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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:55 PM
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11. Oh, that is the best!
I'm taking it.

:rofl:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:03 PM
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14. Ha!
I like that one. :rofl:
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:56 AM
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28. That's the funniest thing I've seen in a while!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Where on earth did you find it? Or did you make it up based on palinology? I love how huge Cuba is. Too funny. Thanks.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 05:25 PM
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34. Is that another map from Fox News?
lol
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:56 PM
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12. just because S. Carolina & the coast of Africa share a common ....
http://geology.csupomona.edu/drjessey/class/Gsc101/pang...

geological structure only means that God did that or test our faith.

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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:37 AM
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19. "God did that or test our faith" Exactly. Wait, what? n/t
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:02 PM
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13. Nothing like education!
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:08 PM
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15. Wasn't McCain born in
Pangaea?
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:12 PM
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16. Talking snakes- yes. Geology- no. n/t
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:15 PM
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17. Obviously we need to improve education...
or make watching the Science, History and Discovery channels mandatory.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:27 AM
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26. A large part of the programming on "History" Channel is total garbage
Stuff like how Nostradamus prophesied Bigfoot.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 09:05 AM
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30. I agree. The History Channel often panders to gain viewers. (n/t)
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jkshaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:17 PM
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18. Didn't Maher say that 50% of the people in the US
believe Christianity came BEFORE Judaism? Never mind the Old Testament-New Testament complication.
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:46 AM
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20. The planet was all water at one time.
And then the ocean's poured out granite and lava forming land masses which collided. The ocean's are still pouring out molten rock. This was just on - I believe the History Channel?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:18 AM
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21. No one took geography, apparently.
You can take all of the land masses and pretty much fit 'em together like a nice little puzzle!
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:07 AM
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22. Wonder what percentage of those living in Africa and South America
believe that Africa, North and South America were once part of the same continent
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:10 AM
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23. Using your figures
that means 53% of Repubs believe that Africa and America were once part of the same continent and 49% Dems believe they were not?
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:22 AM
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25. no, only 24% of R's do believe it, 29% are "unsure"
51% of D's believe it, 33% unsure

complete stats are at the kos link, broken down by many more demographic factors
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 05:23 PM
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33. My bad, thanks
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 09:09 AM
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31. Only 51%?
Edited on Sun Aug-09-09 09:10 AM by slackmaster
We are in deep, deep trouble.

K&U for failed attempt at indulging in group narcissism.

:kick:
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