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Poll: 26 percent in U.S. do not know Earth goes around sun
UPI ^ | February 15, 2014

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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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: arth; earth; nsf; polls; science; scienceeducation; sun
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Must be Martians.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 12:37:32 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s a need to know thing. No worries.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 12:38:15 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ConservativeStatement

... And all 26% voted for O’bummer


3 posted on 02/15/2014 12:39:13 PM PST by Edgar3 (Libnorance is a mental disease, and it's getting Progressively worse!)
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To: Edgar3
The foundation said there has been little change in the percentages of correct answers since 1992.

When Bubba became POTUS.

4 posted on 02/15/2014 12:40:10 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I would like to see some statistics on these 26%


5 posted on 02/15/2014 12:40:25 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Of course it doesn’t. The Earth is flat supported on four elephants riding on a turtle. Some people just don’t understand science.

Wait. I’ve gotten that wrong. It’s four turtles riding on one elephant. Glad I checked that out with Wikipedia.

6 posted on 02/15/2014 12:42:11 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
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Talk about getting
health insurance.

7 posted on 02/15/2014 12:42:25 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Cowboy Bob

The earth does not revolve around the sun. It revolves
around it’s axis.

The earth ORBITS the sun.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 12:43:02 PM PST by andrew1957
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To: ConservativeStatement

What’s the percentage of people who don’t realize we live in a fascist dictatorship?


9 posted on 02/15/2014 12:43:19 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 12:44:11 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Edgar3

“... And all 26% voted for O’bummer”

Actually, 120% of them voted several times in each presidential election.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 12:45:38 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Let me guess...college students that will sign whatever petition you offer them and inner city minorities.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 12:45:47 PM PST by MNDude
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To: 1rudeboy
Somewhere a supposed-adult probably said “And I was like omigod, if we like revolved around the sun, then like wouldn't we be like literally falling on top of each other? No? Amazing.”
13 posted on 02/15/2014 12:47:15 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

“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.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 12:47:47 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: andrew1957

The earth rotates around its axis....or so it did when I learned about the solar system in second grade 60 years ago.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 12:48:21 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: ConservativeStatement

But they know what goes around Uranus!


16 posted on 02/15/2014 12:50:29 PM PST by TRY ONE (I never got the memo on changing 'Global Warming' to 'Climate Change'!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Technically they both orbit around a common center of mass.

So they are still stupid, but not as stupid.


17 posted on 02/15/2014 12:51:18 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Edgar3

And accept man made global warming as undisputed fact.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 12:52:29 PM PST by WHBates
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is this a poll of normal Americans or did they just poll the scientists who claim Global Warming is “settled science”


19 posted on 02/15/2014 12:52:31 PM PST by digger48
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To: ConservativeStatement
I would like to see the cross tabs on this. It's about guaranteed a fair percentage of this "26 percent" think it's a trick question, or are afraid more of giving the wrong answer.

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.

20 posted on 02/15/2014 12:53:07 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: andrew1957
"The earth does not revolve around the sun. It revolves around it’s axis. The earth ORBITS the sun."

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..

21 posted on 02/15/2014 12:55:13 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


22 posted on 02/15/2014 12:56:24 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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”?


23 posted on 02/15/2014 12:58:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

We’re almost 93,000,000 miles away from the sun but we’re still in trouble if it ever goes ‘boom’.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 1:01:04 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Edgar3

Likely. They are idiots. Just like the 1/44 ths of US Presidents who don’t know the number of states.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 1:02:08 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: andrew1957

Please tell me you got that wrong to make a joke.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 1:03:16 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes, but it’s critical that every one of these people vote. /s


27 posted on 02/15/2014 1:04:08 PM PST by Hugin
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 1:05:37 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 1:06:07 PM PST by ziravan (Keep Cornyn Under Fifty.)
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To: txrefugee
The earth rotates around its axis....or so it did when I learned about the solar system in second grade 60 years ago.

Yeah, and they told you Pluto was a planet, too.

30 posted on 02/15/2014 1:06:16 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: andrew1957

BTTT


31 posted on 02/15/2014 1:06:42 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: andrew1957

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)


32 posted on 02/15/2014 1:10:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: VanDeKoik
Technically they both orbit around a common center of mass.

That common center of mass is typically within the Sun. So the original answer remains correct.

33 posted on 02/15/2014 1:12:23 PM PST by Greysard
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To: SkyDancer

Wrong!

It’s turtles all the way down.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 1:26:09 PM PST by golux
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To: CivilWarBrewing
If the sun ever explodes, we're in deep doo doo...

Yeah, but not for long.

35 posted on 02/15/2014 1:35:51 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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!


36 posted on 02/15/2014 1:40:56 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sorry, that knowledge is not necessary to collect benefits. Talk to somebody else...


37 posted on 02/15/2014 1:45:27 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: andrew1957
The earth does not revolve around the sun.

Has anyone told Copernicus?

38 posted on 02/15/2014 1:54:18 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: golux

“And then the solders came, what is wrong with this picture?”


39 posted on 02/15/2014 1:56:37 PM PST by MrNeutron1962
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To: ConservativeStatement

26% identify themselves as democrats or progressives.

coincidence? I think not


40 posted on 02/15/2014 2:00:02 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Probably that same 26% who have been abducted by aliens and were given a tour of the solar system in a flying saucer.


41 posted on 02/15/2014 2:00:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Edgar3
....and believe in man made globull warming.
42 posted on 02/15/2014 2:05:48 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


43 posted on 02/15/2014 2:06:07 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: andrew1957

It revolves/orbits around the Sun. It rotates about its axis.


44 posted on 02/15/2014 2:06:31 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: gundog

The sun isn’t going to explode - I’ve read the end of the book.


45 posted on 02/15/2014 2:10:36 PM PST by Smittie (Just like an alien, I'm a stranger in a strange land)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Twenty-six percent of U.S. respondents do not realize Earth revolves around the sun,

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.

46 posted on 02/15/2014 2:12:11 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SkyDancer; bigheadfred

My mother told me ON MANY OCCASIONS that the world revolves around me.


47 posted on 02/15/2014 2:13:02 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: cripplecreek

In constant radius along a 2D plane?


48 posted on 02/15/2014 2:13:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: andrew1957
The earth does not revolve around the sun. It revolves around it’s axis.

The earth ORBITS the sun.


re·volve (rĭ-vŏlv′)
v. re·volved, re·volv·ing, re·volves
v.intr.
1. To orbit a central point.
2. To turn on an axis; rotate.

49 posted on 02/15/2014 2:21:07 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: golux
Hah! Lot you know.

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50 posted on 02/15/2014 2:28:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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