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Are You Scientifically Literate?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1 of 31
    Drucifer

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    Are You Scientifically Literate? Take This Quiz

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    Nick

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    TXD16

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    Not for those who are intelligent, educated, and literate.

    Oh, and it's "Christian," not "christian."
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 #4 of 31
    armophob

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    Oh boy, I can see the countdown life of this thread:lol:
     
  5. Oct 6, 2012 #5 of 31
    Davenlr

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    Those were some damn hard questions...especially since I havent been in school for 4 decades :)
     
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    klang

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    I had 30 correct. Not too bad for an old fart I guess. :)
     
  7. Oct 7, 2012 #7 of 31
    TXD16

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    Fun quiz. I absolutely guessed at about 10% of the questions, somewhat guessed at another 10%, and yet somehow missed only about 10% overall, which is somewhat surprising as I've not actively used the knowledge gained from each or any of my undergrad or grad science courses in a very long time (I am an evil business guy who took science courses because I actually liked them).

    In any event, it does appear that my long-ago courses in physics, geology, climatology, astronomy, biology, and geometry have stayed with me far more than I would have suspected:

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    Although not each of the questions offered explanations, by far, my favorite of what was offered is:

    "In the 17th century, an Anglican archbishop in Ireland named James Ussher added up the reigns of the kings and lifespans of the Biblical kings and patriarchs and concluded that the world came into existence on Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC. Science has yet to determine the exact date of the formation of our planet, but we can safely conclude that Rev. Ussher got the year wrong."

    That's just flat funny.
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    Got 34 correct. Miss age of Universe by 14 billion years.:)
     
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    MysteryMan

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  10. scooper

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    40 of 50 correct. Most of my misses were in biology - I have a pretty good understanding of physics, chemistry and cosmology / astronomy . Some of the wierd names got me too.

    Of course - I started out on Electrical Engineering in college before I transfered to computer Science.
     
  11. Upstream

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    I guess I expected a quiz on your understanding of science. After about a dozen questions, I stopped, recognizing that this 'literacy" quiz was mostly a vocabulary quiz.
     
  12. AntAltMike

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    39 out of 50, mostly missed in biology. Admittedly, I guessed correctly more often than probability would predict.

    I think there were only one or two where I was surprised that my answer was wrong, as most of my wrong answers were pure guesses. I thought that the question about the dinosaur on the postal stamp was about as interesting as a question about which Elvis picture they used.
     
  13. mobandit

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    32 of 50...forgotten too many things I once knew.

    I thought some of the questions were more trivia than scientific knowledge...

    Oh, no need to make the statement concerning Christian and science...wasn't necessary and I find it, personally, offensive. Why say it? Has no place in this forum.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    I just think people get confused by the newspaper compared to the things that get publicized on occasion about Christian Science itself.
     
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    I started this and after the first question got pounded by viruses and a fake MS Essentials message.
     
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    46/50. And one I missed because I changed my answer. The others were all biology related.

    Of course, I am a rocket scientist so I'd better be scientifically minded!
     
  17. Cholly

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    29 -- should have been 30, but my mouse slipped :(
    Not too bad for a geezer who hasn't opened a textbook in 60 years. :lol:
     
  18. elaclair

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    48 out of 50. missed the age of the universe by a factor of 10, and the radon question...
     
  19. RasputinAXP

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    41/50. I was a music major.
     
  20. Carl Spock

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    Also 41 out of 50. Stereo salesman.

    So the Earth isn't 6015 years old? Who knew? :rolleyes:

    Had to do it on Chrome because of all the junk on the Christian Science Monitor's website. Chrome was my only browser which could work fast enough for me to get through this quiz in a few minutes. I realize there is no money in the newspaper business anymore but, jeez, this is overload!
     

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