Skip to comments.Poll: 26 percent in U.S. do not know Earth goes around sun
Posted on 02/15/2014 12:37:32 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Twenty-six percent of U.S. respondents do not realize Earth revolves around the sun, a survey by the National Science Foundation indicated.
The NSF conducts the poll on some basic science facts every two years, The Atlantic reported. The foundation said there has been little change in the percentages of correct answers since 1992.
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It’s a need to know thing. No worries.
... And all 26% voted for O’bummer
When Bubba became POTUS.
I would like to see some statistics on these 26%
Wait. Ive gotten that wrong. Its four turtles riding on one elephant. Glad I checked that out with Wikipedia.
The earth does not revolve around the sun. It revolves
around it’s axis.
The earth ORBITS the sun.
What’s the percentage of people who don’t realize we live in a fascist dictatorship?
If you ask those in San Francisco they could not tell you much about the sun, but they are very knowledgeable about the seventh planet, as a matter of fact you could say they are totally focused on it.
“... And all 26% voted for Obummer”
Actually, 120% of them voted several times in each presidential election.
Let me guess...college students that will sign whatever petition you offer them and inner city minorities.
“The Atlantic reported. The foundation said there has been little change in the percentages of correct answers since 1992.
1992 shows the result of the War on Poverty for close to 3 decades.
The earth rotates around its axis....or so it did when I learned about the solar system in second grade 60 years ago.
But they know what goes around Uranus!
Technically they both orbit around a common center of mass.
So they are still stupid, but not as stupid.
And accept man made global warming as undisputed fact.
Is this a poll of normal Americans or did they just poll the scientists who claim Global Warming is “settled science”
Nevertheless, wouldn't you like to know what percentage of, so-called, "science teachers" in our public schools know the common center of gravity of this star system lies deep within the Sun?
How many of the latter know Earth is closer to the Sun in January than in June?
Damnation on our schools for teaching kids that weather originates from their parents "burning coal" to run their hair dryers.
The Earth ROTATES on it's axis as it REVOLVES around the sun!
Okay, it's 'MIND-BOGGLING' TIME!!!!:
If the sun ever explodes, we're in deep doo doo..
Sherlock Holmes told Watson that he worked hard to know absolutely EVERYTHING that might be useful in solving crimes.
But since the question of whether the earth orbits the sun or vice versa is of absolutely no use in solving crimes, he never bothered to study that question.
How many in the U.S. know that people lie to pollsters, intentionally mislead them, how many know not to post duplicate threads, and how many know the difference between “its” and “it’s”?
We’re almost 93,000,000 miles away from the sun but we’re still in trouble if it ever goes ‘boom’.
Likely. They are idiots. Just like the 1/44 ths of US Presidents who don’t know the number of states.
Please tell me you got that wrong to make a joke.
Yes, but it’s critical that every one of these people vote. /s
It appears we’ve reached a max achievement level for public education, since these data haven’t gone up one iota after nearly a quarter century of dumping trillions of our tax dineros into it. Maybe it’s time we shifted those resources over to paying down Obama’s all-time-world- record new debt, or other important purposes, or just lower taxes and let us keep more of what we earn through our own labors. The 26 percent can still sell hamburgers to each other without having to understand quantum mechanics, anyway.
Alternative headline: 26% of Americans believe being asked if the sun revolves around the earth is such an asinine question that they jerked the chains of the pollsters.
Yeah, and they told you Pluto was a planet, too.
Not to nit pick but the earth orbits the center of gravity of the solar system. (Somewhere between the center and surface of the sun)
That common center of mass is typically within the Sun. So the original answer remains correct.
It’s turtles all the way down.
Yeah, but not for long.
It’s not necessary to know, and is not a requirement for the procurement of government money for public schools therefore.....It does not matter!
Sorry, that knowledge is not necessary to collect benefits. Talk to somebody else...
Has anyone told Copernicus?
“And then the solders came, what is wrong with this picture?”
26% identify themselves as democrats or progressives.
coincidence? I think not
Probably that same 26% who have been abducted by aliens and were given a tour of the solar system in a flying saucer.
There needs to be intelligence tests for voting. Idiots, imbeciles, and morons should not be able to take part in answering the important questions that are put before voters.
It revolves/orbits around the Sun. It rotates about its axis.
The sun isn’t going to explode - I’ve read the end of the book.
Stupid people are more easily programmable by libtards, and are more likely to end up being parasites who can't survive without big government santa claus to take care of them.
My mother told me ON MANY OCCASIONS that the world revolves around me.
In constant radius along a 2D plane?
The earth ORBITS the sun.
v. re·volved, re·volv·ing, re·volves
1. To orbit a central point.
2. To turn on an axis; rotate.
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