1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun
via the easy to read Globalpost.com
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.
Ten 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.
Fewer than half (48 percent) knew that human beings evolved from earlier species of animals.
The result of the survey, which is conducted every two years, will be included in a National Science Foundation report to President Barack Obama and US lawmakers.
One in three respondents said science should get more funding from the government.
Nearly 90 percent said the benefits of science outweigh any dangers, and about the same number expressed interest in learning about medical discoveries.
Time for another round of Wheel of Fortune Meets Only Connect - it's like 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown without Jimmy Carr's annoying laugh.
As always these are Wheel of Fortune puzzles but with Only Connect vowels removed.
What are the following puzzles?
What Are You Doing
Before And After
Fun & Games
Proper Names (very American)
On The Map
Answers are displayed below when you highlight the text underneath this line
Safe And Sound
Pulling Double Duty (??)
Live In Nanny Goat
Enchanting Ports Of Call
The Hatfields and McCoys (TV Mini-Series of 2012 with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton apparently)
Working The Room
If you said YES to both (and if you said No to any of these, what's wrong with you) then wait no longer - I'm going to put on here Wheel Of Fortune questions in the style of the missing vowels round.
Can you guess them? I will post the answers in the comments box so no scrolling down now.
ON THE MAP
WHAT ARE YOU DOING
BEFORE AND AFTER
Mr Quiz Worthing