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How's your science knowledge

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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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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2009, 20:32:40 PM »

100% but it was not difficult.
Although I must admit to being 50/50 on the last question about radioactivity - but not bad for a BA Student.

I used to love this kind of thing on Jay Leno - something called "let's see how thick the average American on the street is".

Just revealing as to how many people slip through the basic components of Science education in schooling systems.

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