One in Four Americans Were Unaware that Earth Circles Sun … The Dumbing Down of America


And you wonder how Barack Obama got elected and then reelected? Look no farther than the survey below.

The survey conducted by the National Science Foundation revealed that one in four Americans polled were unaware that the Earth circled the Sun. Just 74% knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun. I guess it is a good thing that it was not asked on the questionnaire whether the moon was made out of cream cheese. Why would thins shock anybody in today’s dumbed down, indoctrination public school education. The result of the survey will be included in a National Science Foundation report to President Barack Obama and US lawmakers. This will be great news to Obama and Democrats, how else can one explain why they have won elections while destroying America?  Those that got the answer wrong probably think the Sun revolves around Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or themselves.

It’s not just science that individuals have an issue with, remember how poorly folks did on the civics literacy exam? It should be considered a crime in how children are being educated. But I am sure Common Core is going to fix everything.


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Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

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.

What are the odds that 100% of the clueless 26% who had no idea that the Earth circled the Sun voted for Barack Obama? Because an ignorant and apathetic people are easily ruled.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “One in Four Americans Were Unaware that Earth Circles Sun … The Dumbing Down of America”

    1. Rightklik on February 15th, 2014 6:21 pm

      The primary goal of public education is to condition kids to love their government. Public schools will prioritize science only to the extent that it serves their primary goal.
      SM: You would be correct. I bet kids today could not tell you what temperature water freezes at, what’s the difference between a Deciduous trees and a Coniferous one … but they could tell you all about global warming.


    2. Lightwave on February 15th, 2014 7:57 pm

      “What are the odds that 100% of the clueless 26% who had no idea that the Earth circled the Sun voted for Barack Obama?”

      All Democrat voters are, by definition, low-information, ignorant voters. If they were even mildly educated, they’d be voting Republican instead of against their own self-interests.

      But the race-hustlers and the minstrels have to keep them on the plantations.

    3. Liberalmann on February 16th, 2014 9:24 am

      Oh! This is about politics and Obama? Actually it’s the Republicons who are are anti-science, and propose the most cuts to education. More than half of them still believe Saddam Hussein was behind 911.

      It’s the loony teabaggers who ‘against their own self-interests,’ when they follow Fox News’ lead in wanting to repeal Obamacare so they can once again be vulnerable to the whims of insurance companies who would continue the practice of denying coverage and let people sell their houses to pay for treatment -or die.

      Now go brush your tooth!
      SM: More wisdom from yet another compassionate, caring liberal.

      Of course I want Obamacare repealed, because it is bad for America. I think that I might have a little more expertise on this than you my son, seeing that I have been on the front lines of healthcare and analyzing health care policies and changes for 30+ years.

      Yes, I think there needs to be insurance reform, but Obamacare is not reform. It was a lie from the outset.

      As for science, it is not about spending more $’s in school. It is about getting the teachers unions and liberal indoctrination out of teaching and stop teaching to tests, but teaching to learn. But then again, with your person attacks and liberal dribble, you sound like a perfect example of indoctrination education.

      Sorry, I was tough critical thinking, questions, analyze and examine and come to a conclusion … not drink other’s Kool-aid.

    4. A Texas Grandfather on February 16th, 2014 10:41 am

      There always have been those who see zero value in being educated. The problem is two fold.

      It begins with the parents who do not prepare their children for school nor do they assist them in their studies.

      The second is that the schools have fallen into the mistaken idea that all children should be given a good grade for just showing up. The teachers, that care about teaching, are forced to teach in an environment of unbelievable bad behavior because of a lack of the ability to punish those who need it.

      I would be willing to bet that a large number of college graduates of today could not pass a test regarding geography, science or government that the average eighth grade class of the first half of the 20th century passed with ease.

      There are always those who will learn regardless of the road blocks of conditions. They will teach themselves because of their own curiosity. If we isolated these people from the general population and tested the remainder, what would be the scores?

    5. mc on February 16th, 2014 1:12 pm

      Americans are getting stupider and stupider day by day. How else could one explain Obama getting elected TWICE be explained??

      (Outright fraud perhaps…but I digress.)

      Consider this recent Olympics graphic from Obama’s PR firm, MSNBC, where they can’t even get the flags right:

    6. SUPER DAVE on February 17th, 2014 7:05 am

      #3: remember, that’s one in every four democrats homey !! also be aware that six out every ten democrat politicians are corrupt. you should change parties or, drink some more obama antifreeze !

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