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25% of Americans don't know the Earth revolves around the sun?

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This poll is astounding to me.  I can't imagine anyone who's been through elementary school being this lacking in basic science knowledge! 

 

 

http://news.yahoo.co...42398.html?vp=1



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is that true???



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Our lovely school systems at work. 



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is that true???

 

Not sure if it's true or not, silvia.  I've never met anyone who didn't know the workings of our solar system, not to my knowledge anyway.  I'm hoping that this poll doesn't represent a true cross section of the U.S. 



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I think some get confused between the Earth revolving on its on axis and it revolving around the sun, but it does both. Funny how they give a survey on how many people know that we evolved from animals, like if it was true. That's science for you.

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kind of makes one wonder how they picked the people for the poll, and the situation..



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Looking at other videos and pools of young people and what they know of science and history, this is not suprising to me. On MLK day, many thought that he had just died. And a recent pool of college age students revealed that a majority didn't know about Bengazi, where it is, and would go there for a summer session. Such is the state of our liberal college system and why these young people voted twice for Obama and will vote for others who profess communist/socialist ideals. No clue til the bill comes due.



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This poll is astounding to me.  I can't imagine anyone who's been through elementary school being this lacking in basic science knowledge! 

 

 

http://news.yahoo.co...42398.html?vp=1

Well,that would be me would you please educate me.I am soooo lacking of knowledge.

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I think some get confused between the Earth revolving on its on axis and it revolving around the sun, but it does both. Funny how they give a survey on how many people know that we evolved from animals, like if it was true. That's science for you.

Now that I know.That we did not evolve from animals.



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I think some get confused between the Earth revolving on its on axis and it revolving around the sun, but it does both. Funny how they give a survey on how many people know that we evolved from animals, like if it was true. That's science for you.

Now that I know.That we did not evolve from animals.

 

I just checked out the external link, and you make a good point here.  They were trying to make out like it is a fact people evolved from a lower life form, which is a lie.  I am aware people teach that, but I reject it.  I am also among those who oppose more federal funding for science, especially if they are going to teach things like evolution are a fact. 

 

As for the earth revolving around the sun, science was my weakest subject.  I had little interest in it, with the exception of astronomy.  I would pass the tests in that class without studying because I found it interesting,  When a person doesn't like a subject, they tend to do poorly in it, or it takes a great deal of effort to just get through.  If you didn't know that the planets revolve around the sun, I would not consider you stupid.  It just means that it was something you were never taught in school, but you make a good point with regard to the junk science being taught. 

 

I remember once talking to my Grandmother and she believed that the moon gave off it's own light, and didn't know that the light from the moon is as a result of the sun reflecting off of it.  She wasn't a dumb person at all.  It is just what you have learned or failed to learn in school.  When I was in school, they used to teach that thunder was the result of clouds bumping together, and I continued to believe that till someone said it was not true and no longer taught.  It comes across like you might have been offended by the suggestion we should all have known the planets revolve around the sun, and to me, this is more about what is being taught in school than about how smart a person is that doesn't know better. 



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I think some get confused between the Earth revolving on its on axis and it revolving around the sun, but it does both. Funny how they give a survey on how many people know that we evolved from animals, like if it was true. That's science for you.

Now that I know.That we did not evolve from animals.

 

I just checked out the external link, and you make a good point here.  They were trying to make out like it is a fact people evolved from a lower life form, which is a lie.  I am aware people teach that, but I reject it.  I am also among those who oppose more federal funding for science, especially if they are going to teach things like evolution are a fact. 

 

As for the earth revolving around the sun, science was my weakest subject.  I had little interest in it, with the exception of astronomy.  I would pass the tests in that class without studying because I found it interesting,  When a person doesn't like a subject, they tend to do poorly in it, or it takes a great deal of effort to just get through.  If you didn't know that the planets revolve around the sun, I would not consider you stupid.  It just means that it was something you were never taught in school, but you make a good point with regard to the junk science being taught. 

 

I remember once talking to my Grandmother and she believed that the moon gave off it's own light, and didn't know that the light from the moon is as a result of the sun reflecting off of it.  She wasn't a dumb person at all.  It is just what you have learned or failed to learn in school.  When I was in school, they used to teach that thunder was the result of clouds bumping together, and I continued to believe that till someone said it was not true and no longer taught.  It comes across like you might have been offended by the suggestion we should all have known the planets revolve around the sun, and to me, this is more about what is being taught in school than about how smart a person is that doesn't know better. 

 

At lease I know that the Earth if round  :mgcheerful:



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I think some get confused between the Earth revolving on its on axis and it revolving around the sun, but it does both. Funny how they give a survey on how many people know that we evolved from animals, like if it was true. That's science for you.

Now that I know.That we did not evolve from animals.

 

I just checked out the external link, and you make a good point here.  They were trying to make out like it is a fact people evolved from a lower life form, which is a lie.  I am aware people teach that, but I reject it.  I am also among those who oppose more federal funding for science, especially if they are going to teach things like evolution are a fact. 

 

As for the earth revolving around the sun, science was my weakest subject.  I had little interest in it, with the exception of astronomy.  I would pass the tests in that class without studying because I found it interesting,  When a person doesn't like a subject, they tend to do poorly in it, or it takes a great deal of effort to just get through.  If you didn't know that the planets revolve around the sun, I would not consider you stupid.  It just means that it was something you were never taught in school, but you make a good point with regard to the junk science being taught. 

 

I remember once talking to my Grandmother and she believed that the moon gave off it's own light, and didn't know that the light from the moon is as a result of the sun reflecting off of it.  She wasn't a dumb person at all.  It is just what you have learned or failed to learn in school.  When I was in school, they used to teach that thunder was the result of clouds bumping together, and I continued to believe that till someone said it was not true and no longer taught.  It comes across like you might have been offended by the suggestion we should all have known the planets revolve around the sun, and to me, this is more about what is being taught in school than about how smart a person is that doesn't know better. 

 

 

You're right, lack of knowledge is not stupidity, but this is simple stuff that in this day and age everybody should know. My thought is that they are deliberately trying to keep the latest generation dumbed-down and fill their heads with political propaganda instead.



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I think some get confused between the Earth revolving on its on axis and it revolving around the sun, but it does both. Funny how they give a survey on how many people know that we evolved from animals, like if it was true. That's science for you.

Now that I know.That we did not evolve from animals.

 

I just checked out the external link, and you make a good point here.  They were trying to make out like it is a fact people evolved from a lower life form, which is a lie.  I am aware people teach that, but I reject it.  I am also among those who oppose more federal funding for science, especially if they are going to teach things like evolution are a fact. 

 

As for the earth revolving around the sun, science was my weakest subject.  I had little interest in it, with the exception of astronomy.  I would pass the tests in that class without studying because I found it interesting,  When a person doesn't like a subject, they tend to do poorly in it, or it takes a great deal of effort to just get through.  If you didn't know that the planets revolve around the sun, I would not consider you stupid.  It just means that it was something you were never taught in school, but you make a good point with regard to the junk science being taught. 

 

I remember once talking to my Grandmother and she believed that the moon gave off it's own light, and didn't know that the light from the moon is as a result of the sun reflecting off of it.  She wasn't a dumb person at all.  It is just what you have learned or failed to learn in school.  When I was in school, they used to teach that thunder was the result of clouds bumping together, and I continued to believe that till someone said it was not true and no longer taught.  It comes across like you might have been offended by the suggestion we should all have known the planets revolve around the sun, and to me, this is more about what is being taught in school than about how smart a person is that doesn't know better. 

 

 

You're right, lack of knowledge is not stupidity, but this is simple stuff that in this day and age everybody should know. My thought is that they are deliberately trying to keep the latest generation dumbed-down and fill their heads with political propaganda instead.

 

That sounds kind of paranoid.



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Blessings Everyone....

     Okay ,please go easy on me folks,,,,,,,I am fragile tonight but as i am weak I am counting on God making me strong at any given second-LOL    Glory to God

      I cannot believe that this would be the case in a National Survey with higher numbers(maybe age group a factor,language barriers?) I really have to question"Where did they find these 2,200 people?

                                                                               With lo0ve,in Christ-Kwik



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Public education at its best!

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is that true???

 

Not sure if it's true or not, silvia.  I've never met anyone who didn't know the workings of our solar system, not to my knowledge anyway.  I'm hoping that this poll doesn't represent a true cross section of the U.S. 

 

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How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:22

 

Or Was Their Thing, Life Must Come From Death

 

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Proverbs 8:5

 

Because In Their Great Knowledge, God Could Not Create

 

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalms 14:1



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Hey Gang,

  Let's please remember to debate the subject not each other. Let's please also remember that name calling and insulting others ( no matter what has been said ) is not groovy of a Christian to do and that it's not allowed per the Terms of Service here at Worthy. As Christians we must remember who we represent no matter where we are and that there are non-believers here that do very much pay attention to how people talk to and treat each other. Light on the Hill gang !! :)

 

 

God Bless,

 Hip



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I have to think that people were messing with the pollsters. I can think of some people who would do this, and snicker about it later. It's really too ridiculous.



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25% of Americans don't know the Earth revolves around the sun

 

Technically, the earth doesn't revolve around the sun.  It orbits the sun.  It revolves on its axis; but, whatever.  To be honest,  if the poll is true, I would not be surprised.  In my university, I had classes with students who could tell you everything you never wanted to know about Katie Perry and Kim Kardashian, but could not identify the continent of Asia on a map and didn't know who the Vice President was.




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