Vyralize: In a recent survey conducted by the National Science Foundation, they found that an average of 1 in 4 Americans do not know that Earth orbits the Sun.
everyone knows the sun orbit around the U.S duhh /jk
Actually, the earth does. The axis of the earth is really around Texas. Lulz. But I would really love some peer review on this one. I would like them to ask 2200 people per state, then post those results. I guarantee the Northern States will have a much higher percentage of people who know the Earth orbits the sun.
Meanwhile, the US did better than most regions on most of the questions. But focusing on Americans will of course get more hits.
well the earth moves up and down around the sun which could be considered orbiting and the sun it self isnt stationary it moves at high speeds around the center of the galaxy . http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Yeah, unfortunately our failed system of education seems to have gotten us overall better scores than most regions.
Most regions? Such as Syria? Africa? Tailand? Mexico? Don't set the bar too high or anything..
The US did better than EU on many of the questions and were very close on most of the few it did worse on.
This sounds like something the Onion would write! This is crazy. Oh wait, 1 in 3 Europeans? Who are the idiots now!?
Hard to generalize Europeans though. When you look at Germany vs. Spain vs. Poland vs. Bosnia, their level of education vary somewhat dramatically depending on where you go. However I think the US, there is a bit more balance even though you can have differences from state to state depending on culture, religion, etc. Don't get me wrong, not trying to downplay America scoring better here, but I suspect some of those European countries are skewing the score. Maybe something like USA vs UK or a selection of the more powerful European states.
Yeah, I got a little too excited, lol. And it is quite a sensationalist claim to say that 1 in 4 Americans and 1 in 3 Europeans think that when their total sample size is only 2,200 people.
I guess they know what they're doing LOL. But it's the NSF so who knows. Shame they didn't publish their methodology though. Would be interesting to see how they came about with such results from such a small sample. If it's going up for review by Obama and lawmakers, guess they can't f*** up too much given that they actually made the claim (pg. 24 of the review).
Hard to generalize anyone really. But, as with Europe, the States shouldn't be measured "as one." You wouldn't pull down the educational ranking of Finland based on the education in Spain. The Ed system in the USA is similar: For example, states in the North (like New York) require their teachers to obtain Masters Degrees. They also spend more on education and if they were ranked against the world, you would find most of the Northeastern States right up there with the global leaders. Unfortunately, we are all dogpiled into one ranking. This simply should not be. See, state school boards in Mississippi voted to eliminate decimals and fractions from their math curriculum. Texas passed resolutions to eliminate Thomas Jefferson from social studies texts (along with the word: democracy.) So, while I agree that you can't generalize Europeans, please understand that the US ed system is grossly unbalanced with the Southeastern USA being amongst the most ignorant peoples. So, while the best education is found in Finland (1) and Germany (2) the next best educational systems are Connecticut (3) and New York (4). Mississippi ends up dead last.
Well I must say that having the best education in the world has not cured stupidity at least here in Finland. So much ignorance.. but fortunately there is also intelligence out there :)
It is a crazy state to be in, last year a survey was done on 18 - 25 years in the UK, something like 40% did not know who there prime minister was, I think around 12% did not know that London was there capital city, another crazy stat was that some young people thought Prince William was king!! These people are gonna be running the country in 20 years time, Jesus, god help us.
These people are not going to run any country in 20 years. More intelligent people are. Every generation has loads of stupid people..
I wouldn't be surprised.This gen lives in a sea of ignorance.Many people can't even spell words properly or put together sentences.
But they know Walmart
When I hear news like this why do I think about the movie Idiocracy?
well I know a person who claimed that the moon creates it's light so this is not the worst case scenario xD
Some people still think the Earth is flat too. People are stupid.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow."
Agent K. 1 of my favorite quotes.
I want to believe that however they did this survey let people put up joke answers.
I actually need to remind myself every time-oh the sun iz rising(no mofo its you turning towards it with your planet)
Lol this is like two of my friends arguing about how long is the world's longest day. One said 25 another 27hrs.
Sounds like a skit taken off from comedy-man Steve McGrew.
Is it? If it is true then that is bad.
Who the hell cares when they have Justin Bieber
certain states will tell you the earth is still flat. You need to be careful where you ask these questions certain states peoples mommas are there sisters and i mean that quite literally :/.
double post :/
25% I wonDer if they asked a bunch of 5 year olds
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