Twenty percent of Americans believe Sun orbits the Earth

June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Good morning:

Now I understand why so many people on the right are so abysmally ignorant.

CJ Werleman of AlterNet reports today,

This week, Gallup released a poll showing 42 percent of Americans still believe God created human beings in their present form less than 10,000 years ago. Last week, the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire published a study showing only 28 percent of Tea Party Republicans trust scientists.

It gets worse. More than two-thirds of Americans, according to surveys conducted for the National Science Foundation, are unable to identify DNA as the key to heredity. Nine out of 10 don’t understand radiation and what it can do the human body, while one in five adult Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth.

Words fail.

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