Dr. Miller’s data reveal some yawning gaps in basic knowledge. American adults in general do not understand what molecules are (other than that they are really small). Fewer than a third can identify DNA as a key to heredity. Only about 10 percent know what radiation is. One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century.
20% of Americans don’t know the earth revolves around the sun? Wha?! Hold on, I think I’m having an aneurysm.
I guess this is a really good reason that things like Intelligent Design actually get considered. Thanks America for dismantling the education system. It’s really paying off.