Does the sun revolve around the earth?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bmc, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    I'd post the "Elephants, bigger than the moon" motivational poster, but I'm too lazy to dig it up...



    There we go
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

    The sun is revolving around all the guitar players on the Earth. Duh.
  3. I thought it revolved around the singers. :confused:
  4. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
  5. Dangle


    May 28, 2008
    I personally believe that most u.s americans don't have maps like such as
  6. John Petrucci; He controls the temperature of the sun.
  7. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
  8. yeah, let's have another bash those stupid, evil Americans thread ! Woohoo, it's so much fun :rolleyes:

    Despite the fact that americans are soooo stupid, the majority of nobel price winners are americans ? How is that possible ?

    17 of the top 20 universities are american ? Strange, isn't it ?

    LONDON (AFP) - Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real.
    The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth.
    And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.
    Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of Britain's most famous writers, is a work of fiction himself.
    Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi and Battle of Waterloo victor the Duke of Wellington also appeared in the top 10 of people thought to be myths.
    Meanwhile, 58 percent thought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Holmes actually existed; 33 percent thought the same of W. E. Johns' fictional pilot and adventurer Biggles.

    I live in a country where more than 40 % are foreigners and I've heard a lot of stupid, ignorant BS from many people, regardless of their nationality. recently, an italian girl asked me if the US was a member of the European Union. :help:
  9. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Stupid knows no national boundries, but the US is first in many things, or at least we used to be.
  10. WRBass


    Dec 10, 2006
    Houston, Tx.
  11. ForestThump


    Jun 15, 2005
    One of the best that I've heard in France was "There is less unemployment in the US because there is the death penalty".
    Logic like that is really a piece of work.
  12. There are dumb people everywhere. America just happens to have more of them. Deal with it :rolleyes:
  13. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Making them smarter than the Germans and Brits. And while the local Swiss sample is too small to be statistically significant, based on the nature of this thread I'd say it's not looking good there either. :smug:

    Four out of Five Americans Know Earth Revolves Around Sun

    Probing a more universal measure of knowledge, Gallup also asked the following basic science question, which has been used to indicate the level of public knowledge in two European countries in recent years: “As far as you know, does the earth revolve around the sun or does the sun revolve around the earth?” In the new poll, about four out of five Americans (79%) correctly respond that the earth revolves around the sun, while 18% say it is the other way around. These results are comparable to those found in Germany when a similar question was asked there in 1996; in response to that poll, 74% of Germans gave the correct answer, while 16% thought the sun revolved around the earth, and 10% said they didn’t know. When the question was asked in Great Britain that same year, 67% answered correctly, 19% answered incorrectly, and 14% didn’t know.
  14. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    So says the man from Canadia!

    Always good times to be had there...
  15. Oh trust me, there are some people here who I can't believe are still breathing. However, as the resident super hero, celebrity, political figure, and general representative of my great frozen tundra, I'm forced to accept all my children and move on.
  16. The real tragedy is that those who don't know probably don't care or don't see why it's important.
  17. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    sure, the sun revolves around the earth, but then the orbits of the planets get a heck of a lot harder to calculate! :D
  18. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California

    oh... good... god...

    I looked through some of that forum... how are these people... serious? are they psychologically impaired?
  19. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Did anyone else get Dangle's joke?

    Great video.