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2018-08-22 Home Front: Culture Wars
Just 66 percent of millennials firmly believe that the Earth is round
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-08-22 03:19|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [459 views ]  Top

#1 I hope the rest of them fall off the edge!
Posted by Raj 2018-08-22 03:24||   2018-08-22 03:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Nice display of lead paint chip public education by future "living wage" fry cooks.
Posted by Woodrow 2018-08-22 05:15||   2018-08-22 05:15|| Front Page Top

#3 The earth is flat, on small scales.

Now is the universe flat? That's an interesting question.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-08-22 06:38||   2018-08-22 06:38|| Front Page Top

#4 What they do believe is that it's tattoos all the way down...
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-08-22 07:05||   2018-08-22 07:05|| Front Page Top

#5 The author perhaps chooses to ignore some of the data. Suppose 'firmly believe'+'not so sure'=66% and 'firmly believe'=81%. Then the Scientific American author is just blowing smoke, choosing to ignore the 15% 'not so sure'.

How convenient!
Posted by Bobby 2018-08-22 09:37||   2018-08-22 09:37|| Front Page Top

#6 Now is the universe flat?

Given the 'science is settled', a big bang explosion, in the absence of gravity, would be somewhat spherical. Given in the pica-seconds afterwards, distribution should be directionally everywhere.

Given that so many people still remain within 20 to 50 miles of where they live, as the old professor said, its all sort of relative. If it was, from their perspective, how different would it be (particularly given the population that composes the not sure crowd). Work on the international space station, 'relative' has an entirely new perspective.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-08-22 09:49||   2018-08-22 09:49|| Front Page Top

#7 would be somewhat spherical

So you're a "3 dimensioner"?
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-22 11:38||   2018-08-22 11:38|| Front Page Top

#8 Journalist propaganda for Global Warming, see how they connect both.
Posted by These Sinatra3854  2018-08-22 13:53||   2018-08-22 13:53|| Front Page Top

#9 And in a related story, 33% of Millennials say trolling is one of the great art forms.
Posted by AuburnTom 2018-08-22 17:57||   2018-08-22 17:57|| Front Page Top

#10 I’m in the cusp between baby boom and Gen X. I understand the Earth is an oblate spheroid, not “round”.

Hi! My name is trailing wife and I’m a "3 dimensioner".

33% of Millennials say trolling is one of the great art forms.

AuburnTom nailed it.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-08-22 20:33||   2018-08-22 20:33|| Front Page Top

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