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Canada Tops in Scientific Comprehension....

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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:20 AM
This comes as a bit of a surprise, but it is welcome news.The scholastic standards have not slipped as far as some other countries....
But what does this say about education in general....not too successful I imagine...when one considers the remaining % who didn't have the answers correct to some simple science questions.......
edit on 28-8-2014 by stirling because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:30 AM
a reply to: stirling

From the OP's source:

"While 87 per cent [of survey respondents] knowing that the . . . earth goes around the sun is pretty good, that still leaves 13 per cent of Canadians who haven't absorbed the astronomical knowledge of several centuries ago," said Ingram, who was among 14 experts who compiled the report.

What??? Who could take such a survey seriously after that revelation? LOL

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:39 AM
gotta get to work, but this is awesome!

investing in stem education works out, who'd have thought?

oh, yeah, CANADIANS?!

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:40 AM
Nope....there really are Luddites out there who don't know don't care......consider the isolated native populations....
There are still those who never went to school at all out there.....

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 11:18 AM

87 % know that the earth goes around the sun

or so they were told,, how many could cite even a tiny bit of evidence for it,,, much less prove it....what maybe 10 %...nope the canadians are just easy to brainwash

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 11:19 AM
a reply to: stirling
But really how can anyone that stupid get to adulthood without accidentally disembowelling themselves with a tin opener.

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 11:27 AM
a reply to: stirling

As a Canadien, or more preciselly, a Cape Bretoner, by way of the Valley in Ottawa, eh,,

this part, The report said 42 per cent of Canadians "grasp basic concepts and understand general media coverage of scientific issues."

does that mean the rest of us dont trust the media, and research it ourselves??

gotta be +,, pos.,, eh,,


58% do our own research and draw our own conlusions, so yup thats 100%

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 01:05 PM
Oh Bob you are so canny......
At least we are Number something eh?

posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 06:43 PM
Yeah and when asked to point out where the Ukraine is, only 16% of Americans can do it apparently... well done them

Yeah pretty funny that some thought it was in the US itself.

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