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  • Everything Americans know about science in seven graphs

    Sounds a bit subjective and not always precise in language and terms, but some form of gauge anyways;
    Everything Americans know about science in seven graphs

    Every two years, a couple thousand lucky Americans get to take a science quiz. The National Science Foundation surveys the representative sample to see how much they (and, by extension, we) all understand about science and technology. And itís not just for fun. The NSF has a vested interest in figuring out what Americans know, think, and understand about the scientific world so they can construct policies in line with our collective reasoning. So once it's collected, this survey data gets compiled and put it into one big report.
    Of course, no survey can perfectly capture how well a person understands science. A few questions canít distill that kind of information; scientific literacy is less about memorizing specific facts than it is understanding how to interpret evidence. But these tests can help us get a snapshot of what Americans do know, and how our understanding is changing.
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...BnbfcL#image=1
    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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    Those graphs prove rather decidedly, most Americans are semi-literate to ill-literate idiots when it comes to science.

    Last edited by T. A. Gardner; 24 Feb 18, 20:32.

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      ^ Which explains a lot about why so many have fallen for the scam of ACC/AGW.
      TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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          Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
          Wow, these people shouldn't be allowed to have opinions on any subject, let alone something science related.
          Battles are dangerous affairs... Wang Hsi

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            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
            An excellent demonstration of how easy it is to manipulate the ignorant "do gooders" with science mumbo-jumbo.

            We all want to do the right things, but action without facts and understanding is counter productive.

            That said, many people have died from drowning in DiHydrogenOxide, but no one has ever died from GMO foods or Global Warming.

            So, which is more dangerous based on facts GMO, AGW, or H2O?

            Just to put things in perspective, Water is by far and above the most dangerous of the three!

            But banning water absurd. So why isn't banning GMOs or AGW absurd?

            It is...let logic be your guide.
            Last edited by Pirate-Drakk; 27 Feb 18, 16:05.
            Battles are dangerous affairs... Wang Hsi

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            • #7
              On GMO's...

              We as a race have been doing GMO's for millennia. Our distant ancestors domesticated animals and bred them selectively to get better results. That's genetic modification the slow way. Ever have a tangelo? Another GMO done the "old fashioned" way.

              The only difference today is we can speed the process up in a lab and get the same results, or even better. Yet, GMO's are derided by the scientifically illiterate as some sort of Frankenstein experiment.

              Gorebal Warming is the same way. We now have many decades of results versus modelling to go on to see if things are working the way climate scientists are claiming. Given that the UN IPCC has been almost 100% wrong on their predictions, none of the modelling has matched actual climate change, and that now there are even questions about what's driving it, I'd say the AGW crowd is wrong.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                Those graphs prove rather decidedly, most Americans are semi-literate to ill-literate idiots when it comes to science.

                And some may even be illiterate
                Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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