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#1 Feb 18 2014 at 4:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Those townsfolk can't even get to the steps without tripping over their two feet. Smiley: oyvey

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(CNN) -- Every few years, the National Science Foundation releases its new Science and Engineering Indicators, which feature a barrage of seemingly embarrassing statistics that detail just how much Americans don't know about science. The latest such report, out Friday, has caused a stir by revealing that just 74% of Americans know the Earth revolves around the sun.


Also worth nothing, an article entitled: "No, the sun does not revolve around the Earth" was listed in the opinion section of the CNN website.

Kids these days...

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#2 Feb 18 2014 at 4:45 PM Rating: Good
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#3 Feb 18 2014 at 4:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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There was some story linked on Facebook about the asteroid that passed "close" to earth yesterday evening. (I suppose when dealing with space, 2 million miles is pretty close.) Someone commented on it that he could tell everyone FOR A FACT that "large rocks" would not be the end of the earth, as god promised in Revelations that he would cleanse the world with fire.

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#4 Feb 18 2014 at 4:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hopefully he was reminded those large rocks can cause fires; less good at getting numbers branded on the foreheads though, at least on initial impact.
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#5 Feb 18 2014 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:
Hopefully he was reminded those large rocks can cause fires; less good at getting numbers branded on the foreheads though, at least on initial impact.


He was reminded. By me. And with an extra, "Science tells us that," thrown in for good measure.
#6 Feb 18 2014 at 5:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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It seems to me that the 74% don't know the Earth revolves around me.
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#7 Feb 19 2014 at 6:51 AM Rating: Good
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So 3/4 of citizens 'know' the earth goes around the sun. That only leave 1 in 4 that don't know or don't care or actually disagree with the common knowledge of who's spinning who.

That's not so bad.
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#8 Feb 19 2014 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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Ivory tower in your ****? Whatever makes you happy I guess. You better hope that google isn't watching though.
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#9 Feb 19 2014 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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digg's racist **** should be okay with it.
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#10 Feb 19 2014 at 10:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ivory tower in your ****? Whatever makes you happy I guess. You better hope that google isn't watching though.
As far as they know we're still talking about science. Smiley: wink

Edit: Well, as long as lolgaxe doesn't tip them off. YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO USE METAPHORS! Smiley: motz

Edited, Feb 19th 2014 8:57am by someproteinguy
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I felt like destroying something beautiful.
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#12 Feb 20 2014 at 7:15 AM Rating: Good
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#13 Feb 20 2014 at 7:28 AM Rating: Good
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We don't talk about it.
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