Thursday, December 3, 2009

Don't Know Much ...

Remember the lyrics to that great old Sam Cooke song?

Don't know much about history
Don't know much biology
Don't know much about a science book
Don't know much about the french I took

According to this survey, Sam's not alone.  The high (or low) points:
  • Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
  • Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time.
  • Only 47% of adults can roughly approximate the percent of the Earth's surface that is covered with water (65-75 was considered correct).
  • Only 21% of adults answered all three questions correctly.
Yup, sad.  I admit the study is a bit old, from February of this year, but I'm kinda slow in finding stuff. 

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