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Antigonus Monophthalmus
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And see how much smarter you are than America

http://pewresearch.org/sciencequiz/quiz/
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BagpipeDan wrote:
And see how much smarter you are than America

http://pewresearch.org/sciencequiz/quiz/


That tests your knowledge, not if you're smarter.
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12 for 12.

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12/12 easy stuff. Only took 30 seconds.
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mtagge wrote:
12/12 easy stuff. Only took 30 seconds.


Ditto!
 
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1/12.











PSYCH! (12/12)
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desertfox2004 wrote:
mtagge wrote:
12/12 easy stuff. Only took 30 seconds.


Ditto!


12/12 in 29.5 seconds. You guys are morons! Or did you round up?
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12 for 12 but the tsunami question was a trick one if you know more about them.

Scientists speculate that glaciers calving have created tsunami waves in the past that hit Alaska and could do so again... especially if global warming starts causing rapid glacier melts.
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Who wrote Hamlet?

a) William Shakespeare
b) Isaac Asimov
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We're friggin geniuses. Call NASA.
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I think we've just proved that only people who know about science take science tests.

That's undoubtedly an interesting finding in its own right...

(12/12. Naturally.)
 
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louiseh wrote:
I think we've just proved that only people who know about science take science tests.

That's undoubtedly an interesting finding in its own right...

(12/12. Naturally.)


But only 10% taking the test got 12/12, so there are people that take science tests that don't know science.
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louiseh wrote:
I think we've just proved that only people who know about science take science tests.

That's undoubtedly an interesting finding in its own right...

(12/12. Naturally.)


Actually all we have really found out is that people in RSP are more caught up on current events including Science News than the average in the USA.

About half of those questions are drawn from topics that have been in the news quite a bit in the last 10 years. Some it is really recent information in the first place, like water on Mars and Pluto being downgraded to non-planet status.

What I found to be really disconcerting is if you go and look at the demographic break down question by question was how badly the population did overall on what I would have deemed the science education quality questions. They were the last 5 and all true or false and the correct answer rate was down near the guessing level of around 50% on several of them.

Seriously that is sad.
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Meerkat wrote:
Scientists speculate that glaciers calving have created tsunami waves in the past that hit Alaska and could do so again... especially if global warming starts causing rapid glacier melts.


Also, I'm sure that GPS satellites have lasers in them, I wouldn't say that "lasers" would be an incorrect answer to a technology that makes GPS possible. Maybe you could build a GPS system without lasers, but it would certainly be harder.
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qzhdad wrote:
louiseh wrote:
I think we've just proved that only people who know about science take science tests.

That's undoubtedly an interesting finding in its own right...

(12/12. Naturally.)


But only 10% taking the test got 12/12, so there are people that take science tests that don't know science.


The real data was collected via telephone survey so I don't know that we can conclude anything about who is willing to take science tests overall since we don't know how much information was provided to the participants before they agreed to answer the questions.

Heck even in here we don't know how many people took the test and are not reporting their score. After all these 12 out of 12 replies... if I had only gotten 10 right I would have felt pretty stupid and probably not posted my score. Lucky for me I am up on current event Science so I got to join in on the whoo hoo we are so darn well educated party.


Bagpipe Dan would have needed to add a poll if we wanted to get even a sort of idea of how RSP scored overall so people with less than perfect scores would have had a way to provide the data without embarrassment.
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It is interesting looking at the demographics. When you look a the differences between men and women on their scores, men scored higher generally when it involved some kind of "gear" or mechanical aspect to the subject, such as the laser question. Women scored higher when the question was associated with medical or biology, such as antibiotics or over the counter medication.

Oh and of course I got 12/12... that test wasn't challenging at all and it was depressing to see a third of the population didn't even get half of them right.
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I like those kind of questions. They are the only kind I really care about when playing trivia games. I'm not too bad at other sections, but I like knowing how stuff works and why things work. It's really the heart of science, and it's the thing that science-bashers just don't get. Science isn't about figuring out or replacing god or faith, it's about knowing how stuff works and, if you're really sciencey, using that knowledge to make more stuff.
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12/12

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I got the antibiotics one wrong. But I guessed at most of them. I hate science.
 
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12/12 Seemed simple to me but I can see people missing one or two.
 
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quozl wrote:
BagpipeDan wrote:
And see how much smarter you are than America

http://pewresearch.org/sciencequiz/quiz/


That tests your knowledge, not if you're smarter.


Does it test how pedantic you are, or are we still lacking an objective standardized test for that?
 
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BagpipeDan wrote:
quozl wrote:
BagpipeDan wrote:
And see how much smarter you are than America

http://pewresearch.org/sciencequiz/quiz/


That tests your knowledge, not if you're smarter.


Does it test how pedantic you are, or are we still lacking an objective standardized test for that?


There should be a period after Inf.
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12/12 for me here in NZ... so there's one another vote for fucking foreigners being smarter than the average American.
 
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