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Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?

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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by Surfrat
11
Now I wish I didn't start this thread

but I was near the high for age group



Ha 11 also.. Still better than 75% of the population though.

2nd

Gs




posted on May, 3 2013 @ 09:49 AM
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13/13

I am surprised by the results. I thought this was easy.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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Some things that I found of interest:
Only 59% of college graduates knew electrons are smaller than atoms--obviously not BSc grads (hopefully all BA's)
Only 31% of college graduates knew Nitrogen is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere--Some of these would have been BSc grads!

I havnt had any formal science education since the 10th grade in high school, yet I still managed to score 13/13...


Me: BA, LLB in progress.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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I got full marks also. Its amazing that only 7 percent of the people surveyed scored the same. Amazing and deeply concerning.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:25 AM
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You scored better than 93% of the public and the same as 7%.


If that's really the case, then we are far worse off than I thought. A reasonably intelligent mollusk should have also got every one of those questions right.

What a sad statement about modern civilisation this is.

I may have to go lay down for a little while and let this sink in.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:26 AM
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Not too bad... pretty easy questions.





posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:56 AM
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Drilled down into the site, found these nifty demographic analyses. Granted they aren't too in depth, but provide some image of differences:

Full Article w/ lots of words and graphs and technical sciency stuff


TLDR links
Answers by Education
Answers by Age
Answers by Gender

There were additional questions in the original survey regarding areas of education participants felt the US needed to improve in. They are analyzed in the full article.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:57 AM
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If you really want to test your basic science knowledge, here are 10 questions I think are the most important basic questions:

1. What is the general formula for carbohydrate?
2. In what form(specific, not just gas), is Oxygen most abundant in the atmosphere?
3. The property of water that makes it such a great solvent is its __________.
4. A salt is a(n) ____________ compound.
5. DNA is held together by ____________ bonds.
6. What is a ketone?
7. The 2 most abundant atoms that make up the sun are ___________ and __________________.
8. What is the general formula for gravity?
9. What is the average force of gravity here on Earth?
10. How many atoms in a mole?
edit on 3-5-2013 by Ghost375 because: clarification



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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Same here I put down Hydrogen. Didn't think, just clicked. Hydrogen is pretty sparse as well
55 ppm. I knew this I don't know why I clicked that.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:05 AM
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Using the "Results by education" section, I was able check out the results obtained from persons who, like myself only completed High (secondary) School. Now, my score was 13 out of 13, but apparantly high school educated persons only scored an average of 6.5 on this test. That is pretty appalling.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by XLR8R
reply to post by MystikMushroom
 


Same here I put down Hydrogen. Didn't think, just clicked. Hydrogen is pretty sparse as well
55 ppm. I knew this I don't know why I clicked that.

hydrogen gas is extremely explosive lol. If it was abundant, our atmosphere would be mostly fire...like a sun. hint hint for one of my questions.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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10. How many atoms in a mole?
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Depends on big the little fella is.




Hang on I'll start counting, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,


I know, I know it's a solution, I just couldn't resist it

Cody



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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Almost all Americans think they know more than they do....I think.

Bonus questions:

1. The mass of a black hole is most accurately related to:
a: it's volume
b: it's radius
c: it's surface area

True or false:
-Space is expanding faster than the speed of light.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:14 AM
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These percentages only reflect the 1,006 adults that took part in the national survey; online quiz results are not included in the sample.


With everyone on ATS getting 13 of 13 does this mean we're all smart, intelligent people rather than crazy, deranged lunatics?


For once we can actually claim we're part of the top seven percent!


Score: 13/13



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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12 out of 13.

I fell at "Which gas makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere?"

They say Nitrogen hey? It's OXYGEN, You've all been lied to!

I read a thread on it, here on ATS a while back.
edit on 3-5-2013 by Tykonos because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:25 AM
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12/13
I missed the laser question.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Checking in at 13 out of 13.

From breakdown of the stats it looks they follow a predictable path. College Grads scored the best overall and the stats go down from there with regard to education. Age-wise the 65+ crowd scored the lowest overall.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by InverseLookingGlass
reply to post by Phage
 


Almost all Americans think they know more than they do....I think.

Bonus questions:

1. The mass of a black hole is most accurately related to:
a: it's volume
b: it's radius
c: it's surface area

True or false:
-Space is expanding faster than the speed of light.

for 1, I think density is a better answer than volume.

and I'm guessing you think the answer is True. However, there's nothing in the universe that we've detected that actually moves faster than the speed of light. There are particles "moving faster," if you consider relativity. Two objects moving in opposite directions both a fraction of the speed of light, but end up looking like they are moving faster because their speeds add up. Does that mean the universe is expanding faster than the speed of light. I would say no. People like to get attention, so they'll word it that way. I think they are manipulating words.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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13/13 without even slowing down. Was too easy and took less than 2 minutes. Then again, I'm such a nerd. I remember stuff from science classes years ago, and random interesting magazine or internet articles.

Now if it were sports questions or pop culture, then I'd be in trouble. (Honestly don't give a crap about those topics.)



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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I'm interested in why the chemistry questions are your top 10 for basic science?

For example, why would it be important why water is a good solvent and what bonds DNA? Sure it's important to an engineer but why top 10?





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