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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by camaro68ss
I missed two, i must be a dumb dumb


I won't hold it against you if you got the Climate Change one wrong. That was worded to reflect current pop science.




posted on May, 3 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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This is an excellent way in which to get many responders. Put a link to a test and obviously they'll read it because they want to see how "smart" they are.

Now, is this smart the same as the GW smart in the GW post?

No, this smart is related to innovation. The other smart is related to destroying people.

The coincidence of the two posts today should be noticed as they teach this lesson.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by Theflyingweldsman
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That was too easy. 13 out of 13.



Where's my cookie?


edit on 2/5/2013 by Theflyingweldsman because: screenshot or it didn't happen
Well, ya beat me to it. No one would believe, so here is my pic. Its not copied and pasted lol the links are dif.




posted on May, 3 2013 @ 03:44 PM
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Darn, i missed one, the atmosphere question, although i did just wake up,
kind of half going yet. Spilt my drink already, one of those days. *lol*

ahh not bad, it was a simple test though, not to hard of questions if most score
low on it i am kind of worried about the future of society.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by swan001
As for electron, I disagree: They are smaller than atoms. They are point-like particles, while the atom is made of several protons and neutrons. They shoulda have said the "electronic cloud", not the individual electrons.


Are you sure you got that one wrong? Because they are smaller than atoms was correct for mine.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
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?
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The truth is the answers to those questions will serve you nothing in the"real world" . One needs to step back and realize that knowledge of trivia or answers to questions does not prove ones intelligence but just knowledge of certain subjects and those subjects are usually the least explored by the common person, therefore the assumption that if one were to have knowledge of less studied subjects it would make them more intelligent which of course is a false assumption or at least ignorant.
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 04:27 PM
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So are u saying you didn't do so well on the original test?



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 04:47 PM
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Dude, it's a thread about scientific knowledge in the science and technology forum!

If you don't want to know how the universe works(the literal definition of science), fine by me. Stay out of this forum then.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by swan001
What I hated though is when they asked if I was a man or a woman. As if it was really relevant? I mean, aren't we past sexism now?



I know! What was up with that? I had a perfect score until that question.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom

Originally posted by swan001
What I hated though is when they asked if I was a man or a woman. As if it was really relevant? I mean, aren't we past sexism now?



I know! What was up with that? I had a perfect score until that question.

I would've assumed a person with Victor in the name would be a male.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Yeah, you would think. But like my ex-girlfriend always told me, I never seem to get sex right.


But I keep trying.
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 06:26 PM
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13/13. Holdin it down for the HS dropout crowd!



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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FYI: polls are used as propaganda.

They are just another part of the agenda.


History

Pew Research Center has its origins in a research project created in 1990 by the Times Mirror newspaper company

www.pewresearch.org...

Pollaganda uses outcome-based opinion samples (polling instruments designed to generate a preferential outcome) reflecting prior-opinion indoctrination or cultivation by the media. The results are then used to manipulate public opinion further by advancing the perception that a particular opinion on an issue enjoys majority support. The MSM then presents this "data" as if it were "news." patriotpost.us...



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?

By definition half of all Americans do.


Actually, the definition of average says nothing about whether or not half the population is above that point.

You are confusing average (or mean) with median. The median score is that which half the test subjects scored above. You can easily have an average score in a test that fewer than 50% of test subjects exceeded if you have enough subjects with high scores.

It just so happens that with this test the average score and the median score are the same, being 8 of 13 correct.

You could argue that more than 50% of subjects scored worse than the average of 61.9% as 8 of 13 is 61.5% and 523 of the 1006 (52%) subjects got this score or worse.
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:08 PM
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Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?


By definition half of all Americans do.


Median, not a normal distribution.

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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:34 PM
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I'm really shocked that only 30% of college graduates knew Nitrogen was the most abundant gas in the atmosphere!!

No wonder climate denial is rampant in America, nobody understands any science.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:57 PM
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Passed with flying colors.



But it really was too easy, for me it was a grade school level quiz.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:58 PM
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What a joke.

A 10 year old should know the answer to those questions



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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Well, only 31% of Americans over 25 with a Bachelors degree obtained it in a discipline that would be considered a science or engineering discipline.

Source: Table 1 of Field of Bachelor’s Degree in the United States: 2009

Note that I didn't include Social Sciences or Psychology in calculating the percentage of science or engineering discipline degrees.

Never underestimate the ignorance of a college graduate outside of their field of expertise. This was amply demonstrated when a Canadian comic got Harvard professors and students to sign a petition against the seal hunt in Saskatchewan.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 10:50 PM
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I guess the reason I was shocked was because this is just general knowledge like that the earth orbits the sun. So there is no way you would need a science degree to answer questions like these, simply passing high school should mean you'd be able to pass this test easily - and all college grads must of passed school to gain entry (well at least in my country).
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