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Bad Science

July 15, 1998

Usually this is where I point out mistakes by the press, but this tidbit really is literally bad news: a survey sponsored by the National Science Foundation showed that although nearly 80% of people in the U.S think that science research is important, 27% of adults surveyed believe that the sun goes around the earth, and more than half believe atoms are smaller than electrons. Oh boy. I also heard, but do not have the exact number, that a large fraction of those that did know that the Earth revolved the Sun did not know how long it took. Evidently not enough people read this web site! ;-)



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