Re: Survey of American Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of Science

From: Geoff Tillman (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 13:25:45 MDT

--- "Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:
> altamira wrote:
> >
> > I read somewhere that someone did a survey of
> recent Harvard graduates, and
> > only a small per cent of them could explain why
> there are seasons (summer,
> > winter, etc.) on Earth. I can't really believe
> this is true. Did anyone
> > else hear anything about such a survey?

I'm not sureI believe these polls. I bartend in a
local restaurant and we have a large number of
highschool students working here. They all seem to
have a pretty good grasp of basic science to me. And
with the exception of two. They are average students.
Admitedly they are not very good with history but I
think that has to do with how mind numbingly boring
most schools make history leasons

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