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AMERICANS are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, according to a poll.                                                                                                                        The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.
Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score — 6.5 correct — was barely a passing grade.
Just 74 per cent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.
Fewer than half (48 per cent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.
The result of the survey, which is conducted every two years, will be included in a National Science Foundation report to President Barack Obama and US lawmakers.
        One in three respondents said science should get more funding from the government.
Nearly 90 per cent said the benefits of science outweigh any dangers, and about the same number expressed interest in learning about medical discoveries.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/in-4-americans-unaware-that-earth-circles-sun-poll/story-fnjwlcze-1226828958882



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This post was edited by KIyer at 2014-2-17 12:58

this I find it hard to believe... Americans are, in my experience well above the world average in being scientifically literate.

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if that is what the results show, that is what will be considered.  However, I am surprised by this..
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Post time 2014-2-17 11:04:27 |Display all floors
KIyer Post time: 2014-2-17 11:00
if that is what the results show, that is what will be considered.  However, I am surprised by this ...

I don't believe the story is true, it more funny or a stupid nothing story with no substance. The comments will be interesting.

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I smell propaganda!!
I am me and that is something you will never be, no matter how hard you try!!

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Cdogg Post time: 2014-2-17 11:43
I smell propaganda!!

Just pulled it off the news site, it is funny

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Cdogg Post time: 2014-2-17 11:43
I smell propaganda!!

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