America: A Nation of Certifiable Morons

Started by July 17, 2017
1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says
On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:34:40 -0700, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred wrote:

> 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says > > http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-
americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says You're up early this morning, Fred. It's not just an American thing. There was this TV dating show I saw last night on British TV where one of the prospective male contestants wasn't sure if the Earth had one or two moons. It really defies belief.
On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:16:06 PM UTC+2, Cursitor Doom wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:34:40 -0700, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred wrote: > > > 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says > > > > http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4- > americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says > > > You're up early this morning, Fred. > It's not just an American thing. There was this TV dating show I saw last > night on British TV where one of the prospective male contestants wasn't > sure if the Earth had one or two moons. It really defies belief.
He might have been interpreting the word "moon" a trifle too liberally - which would be not being moronic enough. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasi-satellite Apparently there is one asteroid out there at the moment that looks as if is a moon, though it's too far out for the orbit to be stable in the long term. -- Bill Sloman, Sydney
On 17/07/2017 11:12, Cursitor Doom wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:34:40 -0700, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred wrote: > >> 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says >> >> http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4- > americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says > > > You're up early this morning, Fred. > It's not just an American thing. There was this TV dating show I saw last > night on British TV where one of the prospective male contestants wasn't > sure if the Earth had one or two moons. It really defies belief. >
There's a full moon, and two half moons, so that's two. Cheers -- Clive
On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:34:45 AM UTC-4, bloggs.fred...@gmail.com wrote:
> 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says > >
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says When given a poll, 1 in 4 will select the funny answer. I call it the Boaty McBoatface effect. I would like to see a test where they give this kind of poll to two groups. One that gets paid for their right answers and one that doesn't.
On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9:28:58 AM UTC-4, Wanderer wrote:
> On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:34:45 AM UTC-4, bloggs.fred...@gmail.com wrote: > > 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says > > > >
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says
> > When given a poll, 1 in 4 will select the funny answer. I call it the Boaty
McBoatface effect. I would like to see a test where they give this kind of poll to two groups. One that gets paid for their right answers and one that doesn't. I'm sure they were on the lookout for that. A more serious problem of certifiable moronicity would be to test members of the public within certain professions critical to public safety for knowledge fundamental to their trade.
On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:16:06 AM UTC-4, Cursitor Doom wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:34:40 -0700, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred wrote: > > > 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says > > > > http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4- > americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says > > > You're up early this morning, Fred.
I rise with the birds. They stir about 45 minutes before the sun breaks the horizon.
> It's not just an American thing. There was this TV dating show I saw last > night on British TV where one of the prospective male contestants wasn't > sure if the Earth had one or two moons. It really defies belief.
LOL-
On 07/17/2017 06:12 AM, Cursitor Doom wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:34:40 -0700, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred wrote: > >> 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says >> >> http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4- > americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says > > > You're up early this morning, Fred. > It's not just an American thing. There was this TV dating show I saw last > night on British TV where one of the prospective male contestants wasn't > sure if the Earth had one or two moons. It really defies belief.
Did he win?
Wanderer wrote:
> On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:34:45 AM UTC-4, bloggs.fred...@gmail.com wrote: >> 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says >> >>
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says
> > When given a poll, 1 in 4 will select the funny answer. I call it the Boaty
McBoatface effect. I would like to see a test where they give this kind of poll to two groups. One that gets paid for their right answers and one that doesn't. What do you expect? They are polling NPR listeners, after all. -- Never piss off an Engineer! They don't get mad. They don't get even. They go for over unity! ;-)
On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:34:40 -0700 (PDT),
bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote:

>1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says > >http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says
1 in 3 Americans like to mess with pollsters. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc lunatic fringe electronics