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09-19-2014, 03:15 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) delivered news of a pretty shocking poll result: around one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun.
Read more... if you can read, here: discovery.com
I'm starting to understand the total lack of coherent thought across the internet. It's 25% now but with amnesty, that could bump to 30-35% as soon as they learn to count to tortilla.

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09-19-2014, 03:23 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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09-19-2014, 03:24 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I'm confused as to who exactly these 25% are - if they are young students then it seems reasonable because astronomy is not taught in school and considering most young people spend most of their time online gaming or socializing, why would they expect them to know something that was not taught in school? As for college students, their time is spent studying, working and partying - where would they pick up astronomy facts unless they were studying it?

Am I to understand the 25% are college-age cohorts only?

"The values for most indicators are expressed as ratios or percentages to facilitate comparison between states that differ substantially in size. For example, an indicator of higher education achievement is not defined as the absolute number of degrees conferred in a state because less populous states are unlikely to have or need as extensive a higher education system as states with larger populations. Instead, the indicator is defined as the number of degrees per number of residents in the college-age cohort, which measures the intensity of educational services relative to the size of the resident population."

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/in...c8i.htm#s3
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09-19-2014, 03:28 PM #4
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(09-19-2014, 03:15 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  The National Science Foundation (NSF) delivered news of a pretty shocking poll result: around one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun.
Read more... if you can read, here: discovery.com
I'm starting to understand the total lack of coherent thought across the internet. It's 25% now but with amnesty, that could bump to 30-35% as soon as they learn to count to tortilla.

it's not only the internet...
09-19-2014, 03:53 PM #5
yankees skier
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Of course it orbits the sun…while standing on the back of a giant turtle. coffeetime.gif

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09-19-2014, 04:06 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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09-20-2014, 02:57 AM #7
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(09-19-2014, 03:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I'm confused as to who exactly these 25% are - if they are young students then it seems reasonable because astronomy is not taught in school and considering most young people spend most of their time online gaming or socializing, why would they expect them to know something that was not taught in school? As for college students, their time is spent studying, working and partying - where would they pick up astronomy facts unless they were studying it?

Am I to understand the 25% are college-age cohorts only?

"The values for most indicators are expressed as ratios or percentages to facilitate comparison between states that differ substantially in size. For example, an indicator of higher education achievement is not defined as the absolute number of degrees conferred in a state because less populous states are unlikely to have or need as extensive a higher education system as states with larger populations. Instead, the indicator is defined as the number of degrees per number of residents in the college-age cohort, which measures the intensity of educational services relative to the size of the resident population."

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/in...c8i.htm#s3

Well, they know through visual aids and hands-on demonstration how to strap-on and apply dildoes. There can't be a hell of a lot of room left in the imagination for astronomy after that class.
09-20-2014, 04:54 AM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-20-2014, 02:57 AM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(09-19-2014, 03:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I'm confused as to who exactly these 25% are - if they are young students then it seems reasonable because astronomy is not taught in school and considering most young people spend most of their time online gaming or socializing, why would they expect them to know something that was not taught in school? As for college students, their time is spent studying, working and partying - where would they pick up astronomy facts unless they were studying it?

Am I to understand the 25% are college-age cohorts only?

"The values for most indicators are expressed as ratios or percentages to facilitate comparison between states that differ substantially in size. For example, an indicator of higher education achievement is not defined as the absolute number of degrees conferred in a state because less populous states are unlikely to have or need as extensive a higher education system as states with larger populations. Instead, the indicator is defined as the number of degrees per number of residents in the college-age cohort, which measures the intensity of educational services relative to the size of the resident population."

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/in...c8i.htm#s3

Well, they know through visual aids and hands-on demonstration how to strap-on and apply dildoes. There can't be a hell of a lot of room left in the imagination for astronomy after that class.

For the young college-age cohort, that would be more of a learning priority than astronomy.
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09-20-2014, 07:10 AM #9
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(09-20-2014, 02:57 AM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(09-19-2014, 03:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I'm confused as to who exactly these 25% are - if they are young students then it seems reasonable because astronomy is not taught in school and considering most young people spend most of their time online gaming or socializing, why would they expect them to know something that was not taught in school? As for college students, their time is spent studying, working and partying - where would they pick up astronomy facts unless they were studying it?

Am I to understand the 25% are college-age cohorts only?

"The values for most indicators are expressed as ratios or percentages to facilitate comparison between states that differ substantially in size. For example, an indicator of higher education achievement is not defined as the absolute number of degrees conferred in a state because less populous states are unlikely to have or need as extensive a higher education system as states with larger populations. Instead, the indicator is defined as the number of degrees per number of residents in the college-age cohort, which measures the intensity of educational services relative to the size of the resident population."

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/in...c8i.htm#s3

Well, they know through visual aids and hands-on demonstration how to strap-on and apply dildoes. There can't be a hell of a lot of room left in the imagination for astronomy after that class.

the vid you're referring to was fake.
09-20-2014, 08:25 AM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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its worse man

this woman sherry

cannot even figure out how to use the spray
nozzle on a garden hose

she is 50

been on meds for the brain since they were invented
never had to work a day in her life

she can tell you how to get on disability and collect nut money

how to get a free psychiatrist and a consular , and free meds

and all her little health problems she always complains about

but the bitch even locked her finger in a padlock

and actually called the fire department with her free hand to have them come and
cut the lock off

she is just that freaking stupid .

she asked today when i had the car on a jack

" Have a flat tire ? "

I replied : " no thank you , I have one already "
09-20-2014, 11:34 AM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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rofl.gif I've known a few like that. as well. Like a slinky, they aren't good for much, but you can't help but giggle when you see them fall down the stairs.

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09-20-2014, 11:39 AM #12
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09-20-2014, 11:59 AM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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(09-19-2014, 03:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I'm confused as to who exactly these 25% are - if they are young students then it seems reasonable because astronomy is not taught in school and considering most young people spend most of their time online gaming or socializing, why would they expect them to know something that was not taught in school? As for college students, their time is spent studying, working and partying - where would they pick up astronomy facts unless they were studying it?

I taught my kids about the solar system before they started school because they were interested and wanted to know. My son knew the names of all the planets, how many moons they had and their names. To me it's clearly the parent's responsibility.
09-20-2014, 05:34 PM #14
yankees skier
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(09-19-2014, 04:06 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex283trHBgE

That was very cool.

Biere.
09-20-2014, 06:20 PM #15
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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