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« on: September 22, 2009, 14:11:20 PM »

The Pew center has a survey with a couple of science questions. It's pretty easy, but there are some curve balls in there. It was part of the survey that came out a while back about the public's view of science.

Take it here http://pewresearch.org/sciencequiz/
and post your score.

100%

Courtesy of the BA http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/09/21/pew-pew-pew/
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 14:21:37 PM »

100%! Win!
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 14:22:58 PM »

Fun fun fun



Should be mandatory for grade 12s and Juliaaas.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 14:33:36 PM »

Very easy. I scored better than 90% of the Public. Go figure.

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 14:36:53 PM »

100% - that was fun...  Cool
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 14:39:43 PM »

Does this mean 90% of the public is dumb? I always thought this may be the case...
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 15:15:10 PM »

Wow 100%, lame. Seriously depressing stats.  Sad
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 19:01:15 PM »

Aha! Got one answer wrong. My knowledge of medicine isn't up to scratch at all.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 21:02:24 PM »

The first one?

Think it's because aspirin thins the blood.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 22:16:26 PM »

I just saw this quiz on another forum I frequent. It is amazing how this kind of thing spreads.


I yesterday saw this comic.

And then typed into google a search term (I don't wanna give it away) which resulted in this. Dunnknow if it is true but I found it intriguing.
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009, 06:12:14 AM »

12/12.  But which were the curve balls?
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2009, 06:17:46 AM »

Okay, maybe they were curve balls to me :p
The aspirin one I wasn't really sure of, and there was another I couldn't quite remember.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2009, 07:37:11 AM »

Ah-hem ... thanks Mandarb for that little ego-boost! My dad was on that OTC drug due to a heart condition so "luckily" I got spared that one potential slip up.

( For those who enjoy quizzes, and not yet familiar with this site, I can recommend:

http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/sci__tech/ ).

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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2009, 13:11:44 PM »

100%. Yes, it's amazing that so many people can't even get 1/2 of those right. Reminds me again of a George Carlin quote:

"Think of how stupid the average person is, then you have to realize, 1/2 of them are even stupider than that!" (I'm paraphrasing I'm sure)
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2009, 14:03:17 PM »

100%
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