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Topic: Survey shock! How long does the earth take to orbit the sun?
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Jonathan Crabtree

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Survey shock! How long does the earth take to orbit the sun?
Posted: Jul 17, 2013 1:05 AM
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In news just in, research reveals Aussies are becoming more ignorant of basic science facts.

?39% know that 70% of the Earth?s surface is under water
?59% of all respondents know the Earth takes one year to orbit the sun
?70% know that evolution is currently occurring
?73% know people are influencing the evolution of other species
?73% know that the earliest humans did not live at the same time as dinosaurs
?79% say science education is very important or absolutely essential to the economy

I wonder if more than 59 percent of Americans know it takes a year for the Earth to orbit the sun?

Is it true? Is Google replacing the need to know stuff?

http://science.org.au/news/media/17july13.html
http://www.science.org.au/reports/science-literacy.html
http://www.science.org.au/reports/documents/ScienceLiteracyReport.pdf

And this from a country that legislated our schools will be in the world's top five by 2025.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/pm-pledge-for-top-five-school-spot-20120902-258k5.html

Somehow I can't believe Australia can displace either; Singapore, Taiwan, Finland, China, or Japan.

So how long does it takes the earth to orbit the sun?

Did people live alongside dinosaurs?

Who cares! Just Google it!

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