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Americans question Big Bang theory

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CNET: A survey by the Associated Press/Gfk suggests that 20% of Americans believe in the Big Bang.

This survey delved deeper into our convictions about science. Less than a third of the 1,012 alleged adults surveyed last month thought climate change was a real thing caused by real humans.

A mere 27 percent would stand behind the peculiar notion that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old.

Naturally the minute the AP contacted scientists to seek their opinion, they heard mostly the gurgling of angry craniums.

Randy Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley, who managed to win a Nobel Prize in medicine last year, offered: "Science ignorance is pervasive in our society, and these attitudes are reinforced when some of our leaders are openly antagonistic to established facts."

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