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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    22 Jul '18 02:23
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/only-two-thirds-of-american-millennials-believe-the-earth-is-round/#24402d4e7ec6

    A recent survey found that just 66 percent of young adults aged
    18 to 24 years old have "always believed the world is round."

    What is going on?

    Why is there a distrust of science?

    What are the ramifications for the future?
  2. Standard memberDeepThought
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    22 Jul '18 06:32
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/only-two-thirds-of-american-millennials-believe-the-earth-is-round/#24402d4e7ec6

    A recent survey found that just 66 percent of young adults aged
    18 to 24 years old have "always believed the world is round."

    What is going on?

    Why is there a distrust of science?

    What are the ramifications for the future?
    I think that tells you more about surveys than it tells you about what millennials believe.
  3. SubscriberWajoma
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    22 Jul '18 07:40
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/only-two-thirds-of-american-millennials-believe-the-earth-is-round/#24402d4e7ec6

    A recent survey found that just 66 percent of young adults aged
    18 to 24 years old have "always believed the world is round."

    What is going on?

    Why is there a distrust of science?

    What are the ramifications for the future?
    Since science became a political football.
  4. Subscriberdivegeester
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    22 Jul '18 09:17
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/only-two-thirds-of-american-millennials-believe-the-earth-is-round/#24402d4e7ec6

    A recent survey found that just 66 percent of young adults aged
    18 to 24 years old have "always believed the world is round."

    What is going on?

    Why is there a distrust of science?

    What are the ramifications for the future?
    Millennials LOL.
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    22 Jul '18 09:30
    Originally posted by @deepthought
    I think that tells you more about surveys than it tells you about what millennials believe.
    Looing through to the detail I’d tend to agree, but only up to a point.

    For example, the poll claims to be representative but looking deeper it goes on to claim that 52% of flat earthers are “spiritual/religious” but this piece of data comes from a “control group” of 138 consisting of only flat earthers. So half of flat earthers in the US are “spiritual”, hardly a revelation.

    However the piece of data about Millenials appears to be fairly representative but can’t be correlated with the spiritual/religious piece.

    It’s still a bit of a grin though I have to say.
  6. Standard memberLundos
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    22 Jul '18 09:30
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Millennials LOL.
    The US school system. LOL:
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    22 Jul '18 09:31
    Originally posted by @lundos
    The US school system. LOL:
    Is “flat earth” taught in US schools then?
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    22 Jul '18 09:33
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Is “flat earth” taught in US schools then?
    Even if it isn't, a basic world understanding should be taught and that leaves no room for flat earths.
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    22 Jul '18 09:35
    Originally posted by @lundos
    Even if it isn't, a basic world understanding should be taught and that leaves no room for flat earths.
    Still not getting you here, sorry.

    Are you saying then that “a basic world understanding” (assuming you mean basic comic science) is not taught in US schools?
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    22 Jul '18 09:36
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Is “flat earth” taught in US schools then?
    Eladar has once said that he is a teacher. So you can imagine what sort of rubbish U.S. schoolchildren learn from their teachers in developing States.
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    22 Jul '18 09:49
    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
    Eladar has once said that he is a teacher. So you can imagine what sort of rubbish U.S. schoolchildren learn from their teachers in developing States.
    I thought exactly the same thing about wolfgang.
  12. Standard memberLundos
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    22 Jul '18 09:53
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Still not getting you here, sorry.

    Are you saying then that “a basic world understanding” (assuming you mean basic comic science) is not taught in US schools?
    I'm saying that if the schools did their job and taught basic science and geography the flat earth crap would only be believed by fringe weirdos with tinfoil hats.
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    22 Jul '18 10:16
    Originally posted by @deepthought
    I think that tells you more about surveys than it tells you about what millennials believe.
    This is correct.

    Also, only two thirds have ALWAYS believed the earth is round.

    Is some guy saying "yeha I thought the world was flat when I was four because I was an illiterate child" consequential?

    This fella just posted click bait as a new topic. Geez.
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    22 Jul '18 11:54
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    Since science became a political football.
    It's called "deep science"

    Mwahahaha!

    I just crack myself up.
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    22 Jul '18 11:56
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/only-two-thirds-of-american-millennials-believe-the-earth-is-round/#24402d4e7ec6

    A recent survey found that just 66 percent of young adults aged
    18 to 24 years old have "always believed the world is round."

    What is going on?

    Why is there a distrust of science?

    What are the ramifications for the future?
    Yep, flat as a pancake.

    I'm a recent convert. 😵

    I've watched posters here blow so many gaskets discussing this with Freaky that I simply had to climb aboard.
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