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Third of Russians think sun revolves around earth, poll finds
Agence France-Presse ^ | 2/12/11 | Staff

Posted on 02/12/2011 8:13:29 PM PST by Nachum

Does the sun revolve around the Earth? About one third of Russians appear to believe so, according to a survey published today. Thirty-two percent of Russians reject a sun-centered Solar system, four percent more than in 2007 when a similar survey was conducted (Snip) The survey also found 55 percent of Russians believe that radioactivity is a human invention. Twenty-nine percent believe humans lived in the era of dinosaurs. Women are more likely than men to believe scientific superstitions, the survey found.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; russians; sun; think; third

1 posted on 02/12/2011 8:13:39 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I refuse to make the obvious jokes.

I refuse, I tell ya!


2 posted on 02/12/2011 8:15:07 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: Nachum

Russians have the ability to acually feel the earth moving from under them....usually after the thrid or fourth pint of vodka.


3 posted on 02/12/2011 8:18:18 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: death2tyrants

If the sun rises in front of you and sets behind you
what difference does it make, now if it stops, you
got a problem.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 8:20:46 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Another country well served by Public education.


5 posted on 02/12/2011 8:20:52 PM PST by Del Rapier
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To: Nachum
I'd be afraid to ask Americans, we might be worse!

We sure don't have a shortage of dummies!

6 posted on 02/12/2011 8:22:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum

It would be difficult to prove otherwise......


7 posted on 02/12/2011 8:22:52 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Del Rapier

Finally, we see this kind of poll for another country, not just the United States. There are a lot of uneducated people in the world.


8 posted on 02/12/2011 8:23:10 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Nachum

The Dems are salivating to fast track their immigration into this country.


9 posted on 02/12/2011 8:23:39 PM PST by windsorknot (Int)
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To: tet68

You must have a different sun that I do. Mine rises on my left and sets on my right.


10 posted on 02/12/2011 8:25:43 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Nachum; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
Those Russkies will have the last word, I tell ya!


11 posted on 02/12/2011 8:28:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Red Badger

IMPOSSIBLE to prove in a conversation on a public sidewalk somewhere.


12 posted on 02/12/2011 8:28:25 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Nachum
Remember this?
French audience believes the Sun revolves around the earth:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmLwnSXNpFU

This explains a lot of things. I am not blaming just these countries we have a nation of idiots as-well. We elected Obama for example.

13 posted on 02/12/2011 8:28:48 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Nachum

I thought it revolved around OBumbler?


14 posted on 02/12/2011 8:31:23 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Galileo had a difficult time proving it, and he had a telescope!....


15 posted on 02/12/2011 8:31:30 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: freedumb2003
Not ME!!! In Soviet Russia Sun revolves around YOU!!!

http://images.reserve123.com/product/12229-1.jpg

16 posted on 02/12/2011 8:36:12 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with its self, and no one seams to notice or care)
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To: Nachum
Education of Truth. Simple. Get with it world. . . Our survival depends on it.
17 posted on 02/12/2011 9:00:31 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
56% of the audience voted for "the sun" as the right answer--but maybe some of them were trying to trick him into picking the wrong answer and didn't really believe that themselves.

I think as late as 1776 it was still considered a topic worthy of a debate at Harvard College--which system is right, the Ptolemaic or the Copernican?

18 posted on 02/12/2011 9:03:25 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

I have only watched that stupid show a few times but what I have seen the audience attempts to give the best answer.


19 posted on 02/12/2011 9:09:01 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Nachum
Let's not forget that we have our own planetary experts.


20 posted on 02/12/2011 9:12:46 PM PST by Errant
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To: Nachum
Why is saying that the earth is the center of the universe any stupider than saying that, of all the billions upon billions of stars, our sun/star is the center of the universe?
21 posted on 02/12/2011 9:20:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I looked up what study was done in the US. it would seem 20% of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth.

you have to wonder in these polls how many took the 50/50 chance and guessed correctly.

22 posted on 02/12/2011 9:21:25 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Errant

Photos of the silverback Queen Sheila are becoming the new “helen thomas” eyesore.


23 posted on 02/12/2011 9:22:47 PM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Nachum

ORBITS

...you idiots! It does not "Revolve" around the Sun. It "Orbits" around the Sun. No wonder the Russians were confused.
24 posted on 02/12/2011 9:22:56 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I literally had one of our interns ask me Friday if atoms were real. He’d never seen a picture of one. Also asked if electron microscopes existed, and how they worked. This is a sophomore in computer science at a major University locally. I weep for our country...


25 posted on 02/12/2011 9:23:11 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: Nachum

This is a hit piece. There is no way 1/3 of Russians believe this.


26 posted on 02/12/2011 9:47:42 PM PST by grapeape (Blitzshield.com - making football safer)
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To: Nachum

What difference does it make, really, which revolves around which? Who cares?


27 posted on 02/12/2011 9:50:32 PM PST by youngidiot (Don't let the name fool ya, toots.)
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To: Nachum

And these are the smart ones!


28 posted on 02/12/2011 10:13:58 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That sounds about equal to me.


29 posted on 02/12/2011 10:20:46 PM PST by TigersEye (We're gonna need more blades of grass.)
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To: Nachum
Well at least its Russia this time, most of the time these stories are about the USA and made to look like Americans are a bunch of idiots. The fact is I imagine you would find that 1/3 of the population in any country are idiots. How do you think Obama got elected, he had the 33% idiot vote locked down and just had to fool another 17% of the thinking population.
30 posted on 02/12/2011 10:28:30 PM PST by apillar
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Earth does revolve around the sun. Once a year. It rotates on its axis. Once a day.


31 posted on 02/12/2011 11:00:38 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: youngidiot
What difference does it make, really, which revolves around which? Who cares?

You're kidding, right?

32 posted on 02/12/2011 11:02:27 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Nachum

and half of Americans think democratic policies are good for the country...


33 posted on 02/12/2011 11:02:49 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
At least a third of Americans think the sun rises and sets on Obama’s ass.
34 posted on 02/12/2011 11:40:49 PM PST by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: Nachum

BREAKING NEWS: Hey Guys, we have bigger problems. There is a report that Guam just tipped over and capsized!


35 posted on 02/13/2011 2:44:44 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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Thanks Nachum.
 
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36 posted on 02/13/2011 6:51:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Nachum

I remember seeing a documentary about Russia some decades ago, and one segment was about Russian dairy farmers. Apparently one of the farmers had a cow who wasn’t producing enough milk. The farmer decided to punish the cow and cut the cow’s rations until the cow produced more milk. I bet that worked.


37 posted on 02/13/2011 8:11:09 AM PST by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: buccaneer81

No. I’m not kidding at all. What difference does it make if thirty percent of Russians are wrong about the rotation of the sun? It is what it is and we can’t change it. It isn’t as if enough people are incorrect then the rotation of the sun and earth will suddenly change and we’ll all die. So who gives a damn?


38 posted on 02/13/2011 8:22:59 AM PST by youngidiot (Don't let the name fool ya, toots.)
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To: Revolting cat!

As Algore would say, “That’s CONSENSUS!!!”

There’s more of them than there are of us so that means that even if it’s only a minority of Russians, it’s still more than Americans who reject their “science”...


39 posted on 02/14/2011 7:28:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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