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Archive: Fri Jul 6 16:34:01 2007
Title: No Wonder We're So Fucked Up: 1 in 5 Americans believe Sun revolves around the Earth
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1 in 5 Americans believe Sun revolves around the Earth

"American adults in general do not understand what molecules are (other than that they are really small). Fewer than a third can identify DNA as a key to heredity. Only about 10 percent know what radiation is. One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century." Said Jon D. Miller, a political scientists who directs the Center for Biomedical Communications at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago

I am sooo depressed...

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