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As to the OP. I have actually known people in the church who believe EVERYTHING orbits the Earth. So to me, it is no surprise there are still people who believe this, and other things that are in opposition to modern science.
reply to post by Bone75
You clearly read the op yay
And more than half don't know that humans evolved from animals.
Earth revolves around the sun? 1 in 4 Americans say nope
It's not exactly the sum of the sun's orbital speed and the Earth's orbital speed, but probably closer to the square root of the sum of the squares of those two or something like that.
reply to post by Indigent
So we know thee speed of the sun in relation to the Galactic center but do we know the speed of the earth in relation to the galactic center ?.....
reply to post by Klassified
I've observed Venus and its phases using my telescope. And I've studied Astronomy at school.
That's why nobody knows anything- schools don't teach how to do anything. They've got a list of factoids, basically as filler to justify 30 hours a week of shutup and follow the rules training for every kid in America, and it does not matter if you remember any of it because the information is basically useless in a vacuum.
Can you imagine what America would be like if the average Joe were capable of having an idea and making it real on his own? If you didn't take care of people they'd just take care of themselves, if you lied to people they'd catch you, if you threatened them they'd have the option of making you explode- not a pretty picture for the government.