Friday, February 14, 2014

Galileo weeps

And Copernicus turns over in his grave...or does his grave turn over Copernicus?

The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.
Nine questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.
Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago. [my bolding]
Fewer than half (48 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.
On yet another hand, in Study in Scarlett, Sherlock Holmes claims not to know that the earth orbits the sun, since it is irrelevant to him.

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