From the Daily Kos (no, it’s not The Onion):
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, said a poll out Friday.
The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States
and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.
Nine questions about physical and biological science were on
the quiz, and the average score — 6.5 correct — was barely
a passing grade.
Just 74 percent 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 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.
Note that this does not mean that these people think the Sun rotates around the earth but now that I think about it, if Darwin is evil, what do they think of Copernicus?
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Let’s think about that: 25% of Americans identify themselves as Republicans and 25% of Americans don’t know that the earth revolves around the sun? Coincidence?