Here we see the dark cloud of the New Dark Ages Trend. What is the future of a country whose citizens have reverted to medieval thinking?
One in Four Americans ‘Do Not Know the Earth Circles the Sun'
BARNEY HENDERSON – The Telegraph (U.K.)
One in four Americans are completely unfamiliar with Nicolaus Copernicus's 1543 theory that the Earth circles the Sun, according to a study by the National Science Foundation.
The survey, released on Friday at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, asked 2,200 people nine factual questions about physical and biological science, with the average score being just 5.8 correct answers.
The question – “Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth” – was answered incorrectly by 26 per cent of respondents.
Fewer than half of the respondents – 48 per cent – are aware that humans evolved from earlier species of animals and just 39 percent answered correctly that “the universe began with a huge explosion”.
A total of 42 per cent of Americans said that astrology is either “very scientific” or “sort of scientific”.