Ok, I present proof that the masses are asses. Here is a snipet out of Wednesdays Star Tribune (Minneapolis/St. Paul paper). The article was about how Americans feel towards biogenesis and science. 2000 American’s were asked these 13 true/false questions:
A The center of the Earth is very hot.
B All radioactivity is man-made.
C The oxygen we breathe comes from planets.
D It is the father’s gene which decides whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
E Lasers work by focusing sound waves.
F Electrons are smaller than atoms.
G Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria.
H The universe began with a huge explosion.
I The continents on which we live have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move in the future.
J Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.
K Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer.
L The earliest humans lived at the same time as the dinosaurs.
M Radioactive milk can be made safe by boiling it.
And a bonus round!
N Which travels faster, light or sound?
O Does the earth go around the sun, or the sun around the earth?
P How long does it take for the Earth to go around the sun: one day, on month, one year?
Alright! Here’s the percentage of correct answers for 2000 ADULTS, possibly VOTERS!
A true 82% B false 71% C true 84% D true 62% E false 39%
F true 44% G false 43% H true 32% I true 78% J true 44%
K true 93% L false 51% M false 59% N light 75%
O Earth around the sun 73% P one year 48%
Let’s assume this test was taken in good faith. Good god, these people are lucky to know how to breathe, much less become an informed electorate! Who let the greatest nuclear arsenal in the world fall into the hands of a voting public when HALF believe human’s coexisted with dinosaurs! How can we expect our nation to combat prejudice and racial hatred when so many can’t grasp the concept of an electron. I’ll accept that many Americans just don’t believe human beings evolved from other animals, but there is no religious excuse for not knowing how a babies sex is decided! For those who seek to combat ignorance…your undertaking looks pretty grim.
Who believes rule by the majority is a good thing? Why?