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← Another example of Americans not understanding basic science

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Comment 2 by The most dangerous man in Britian :

As for not understanding basic science, wasn't it Britain where a poll discovered that 18 percent of the population thinks it takes one month for Earth to orbit the sun. And 28 percent think the earliest humans coexisted with dinosaurs (similar figures for Europe, too).

Richard

That reminds me of when a 15 year old kid asked me the serious question of why Australians don't fall off the Earth! Then again, the science teachers in the local (Catholic) school were athrotious. I mean, some students were unaware of the concept of gravity.

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:09:50 UTC | #896824