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    Quote Originally Posted by runvardh View Post
    We didn't create it, we just found some scary uses for it.
    I didn't see the all so i was like true, stupid words hiding from me.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I believe they did the research independantly and offline.

    I don't believe our online results affect the numbers at all.
    It might not be independent of our efforts.

    Could be that a few dozen results isn't statistically significant to nudge a data set of a few million? just guessing.

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    12/12 Those weren't too hard, but I could see how the average person wouldn't know about these things without being interested in them first. I would have thought "basic" science questions would be more related to the main laws of Newtonian physics, limited chemistry, limited biology, and a little bit of "earth science". The sorts of things people should know about how the world works on a very basic level so that they could survive just fine on a day-to-day basis.

    I would not expect the average person to know what stem cells can do, how lasers work, or how big an electron is. These are things that are interesting to know, but will not make or break your understanding of the world. That a person knows that atoms exist and they are extremely small, that cells make up your body and can be damaged, and that lasers can damage your eyes because they are very bright is good enough really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle View Post
    12/12 Those weren't too hard, but I could see how the average person wouldn't know about these things without being interested in them first. I would have thought "basic" science questions would be more related to the main laws of Newtonian physics, limited chemistry, limited biology, and a little bit of "earth science". The sorts of things people should know about how the world works on a very basic level so that they could survive just fine on a day-to-day basis.

    I would not expect the average person to know what stem cells can do, how lasers work, or how big an electron is. These are things that are interesting to know, but will not make or break your understanding of the world. That a person knows that atoms exist and they are extremely small, that cells make up your body and can be damaged, and that lasers can damage your eyes because they are very bright is good enough really.
    I'm pretty average haven't taken science since highschool, the worlds just dumb in general.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I got the tsunami wrong, which I thought I might. It also counted my correct answer as incorrect (what was found on mars) It read my correct answer as a wrong one :/ I even when back and checked and I had marked the correct answer. That might help explain some low scores!

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    All twelve right. Though my dog could probably get 9 or 10.

    I heard the literacy level was low enough at one stage that companies wanted to support schools so people could understand their advertising.
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    12 for 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stigmatica View Post
    All 12, but I was expecting something a lot harder based on the chart. Damn!
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    Is current science education a joke or are people not retaining the basic stuff?
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    I only got 10 out of 12 correct. I didn't know that aspirin prevents heart attacks nor have I ever heard of anyone taking aspirin for that purpose. The other one that threw me was "recently" finding water on Mars. I thought they discovered that a while ago.

    Most of the others tended to be things I actually learned in a science class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durentu View Post
    It might not be independent of our efforts.

    Could be that a few dozen results isn't statistically significant to nudge a data set of a few million? just guessing.
    There could be a lot of people on-line taking it. Also, most serious institutions would only take on-line statistics under much more controlled environments.

    It would be unwise of them to claim them to be U.S. statistics, also... for the very reason that there could be people from all over the world taking it.

    Pew usually does phone or in person surveys, I think. They may use the on-line results for something else. A basis for funding of a study of net users vs. not.

    Also, I don't really see this as a failure in science education. Rather, I see it as a failure of people to either pay attention to science news or to comprehend the science news they do pay attention to.

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