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Roedy's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Roedy

I wonder why the USA would be so backward, second only to Turkey. Its population came from Europe. The USA for many years was considered the acme of scientific achievement. It is not as though it is a nation of lonely goatherders. Its people have excellent access to mass media and other communications.

These backward fundamentalist Christian religions have been gaining a foothold rather than dying out as in the rest of the world.

What makes the USA different? One thing is the wealth gap which is much larger than in other countries. Perhaps it has been the decline in the quality of education caused by many factors.

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 09:12:00 UTC | #22692