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Saturday, November 27, 2004

Dumb all over, a little ugly on the side

People outside the United States and many within it often look at the USA with its mindless fundementalist fanatics, daytime talk shows, tabloids, conspiracy kooks and Paris Hilton, not to mention the White House, and ask "How dumb are Americans?"

Well according to this basic scientific literacy poll done by the U.S. National Science Foundation the answer is "pretty frickin' dumb"

According to the survey:

  • 65% of Americans either don't know or don't believe that Evolution is a valid scientific theory.
  • 25% believe that the Sun goes around the Earth
  • 52% believe that humans once coexisted with dinosaurs
  • 46% don't know how long it takes for the Earth to go around the Sun

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