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It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
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It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
Humans have put men on the moon. We know what DNA is. But shit like this scares me. It is fucking 2020 and people still believe shit like this.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/...urvey-says
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:27 am)Brian37 Wrote: Humans have put men on the moon. We know what DNA is. But shit like this scares me. It is fucking 2020 and people still believe shit like this.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/...urvey-says

That means they're ignorant, not that they're flatters.
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:31 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(May 23, 2020 at 11:27 am)Brian37 Wrote: Humans have put men on the moon. We know what DNA is. But shit like this scares me. It is fucking 2020 and people still believe shit like this.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/...urvey-says

That means they're ignorant, not that they're flatters.

Yea ok, but still. 

You can also be a "rounder" and accept the earth is a globe, but the sun goes around the earth, sure. Still scares me though.
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:35 am)Brian37 Wrote:
(May 23, 2020 at 11:31 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: That means they're ignorant, not that they're flatters.

Yea ok, but still. 

You can also be a "rounder" and accept the earth is a globe, but the sun goes around the earth, sure. Still scares me though.
Most people are too lazy to think. They measured vital signs of people who were suddenly presented with a survey to complete. Most people registered in the panic range. Doesn't make for good responses.
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
Quote:To the question "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth," 26 percent of those surveyed answered incorrectly.


That means nearly three quarters of Americans got it right. That’s a passing mark, so you should be delighted.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:43 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
Quote:To the question "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth," 26 percent of those surveyed answered incorrectly.


That means nearly three quarters of Americans got it right. That’s a passing mark, so you should be delighted.

Boru

I'd be more happy if the number was around 95-99% correct. 

It still unfortunately means that our education system is failing far too many.

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/31/world...moves.html

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg1...was-right/

Why does it take humans so damned long to accept facts on anything regarding science?
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:43 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
Quote:To the question "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth," 26 percent of those surveyed answered incorrectly.


That means nearly three quarters of Americans got it right. That’s a passing mark, so you should be delighted.

Boru

It means ~80,000,000 Americans don't know fundamental science.
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:55 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(May 23, 2020 at 11:43 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: That means nearly three quarters of Americans got it right. That’s a passing mark, so you should be delighted.

Boru

It means ~80,000,000 Americans don't know fundamental science.

And that is just a big enough number to fuck things up for the sane. Unfortunately those 80,000,000 also vote too.
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:55 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(May 23, 2020 at 11:43 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: That means nearly three quarters of Americans got it right. That’s a passing mark, so you should be delighted.

Boru

It means ~80,000,000 Americans don't know fundamental science.

No, it means 572 Americans don’t know fundamental science.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: It's a flat world after all. <-Disney, but SCARY!
(May 23, 2020 at 11:57 am)Brian37 Wrote:
(May 23, 2020 at 11:55 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: It means ~80,000,000 Americans don't know fundamental science.

And that is just a big enough number to fuck things up for the sane. Unfortunately those 80,000,000 also vote too.

No, they don’t. GS got that 80 million as a percentage of ALL Americans. Not all Americans are eligible to vote, and not all of those who are eligible actually vote.

And (I may be wrong on this) most people don’t factor in astronomy when casting a vote.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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