The National Science Foundation has released the results of a supposedly valid poll that shows one out of four Americans don't know the earth orbits the sun. Per the article:

 

....And then, today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) delivered news of a pretty shocking poll result: around one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun. Let’s repeat that: One in four Americans — that represents one quarter of the population — when asked probably the most basic question in science (except, perhaps, “Is the Earth flat?” Hint: No.), got the answer incorrect....

 

http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/1-in-4-americans-dont-kno...

Tags: American Science Education, Jubinsky

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Maybe people forget what they learned in school.  You see the sun rise every morning, you see it circling the earth. 

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