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Sat Feb 15, 2014, 12:59 PM

 

DíOh! 1 in 4 Americans donít know Earth circles Sun. [View all]

Source: R T News

The nation that put the first man on the Moon is failing to make the grade today when it comes to basic knowledge of the solar system and other fundamental scientific insight. Thatís according to a new survey which concludes that while most Americans have a world of information at their fingertips, and show tremendous enthusiasm for new technology, they also lack fundamental knowledge of basic science.

Out of a total of nine questions on subjects related to physical and biological sciences, the average score in the survey was a narrowly passing 6.5 correct answers, according to a survey of 2,200 Americans conducted by the National Science Foundation. The result was announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held Friday.

For example, only 74 percent correctly answered that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

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Read more: http://rt.com/usa/science-education-survey-americans-178/



That does it. Enough of this: "God did it, and that's all you need to know about science" attitude toward teaching our kids how the natural World works. The next person who says that kind of nonsense in my presence gets shouted down big time!

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