Poll shows Americans not confident in basic concepts of modern science

This is sad. Granted the sample size for this survey is relatively small, but it highlights the lack of understanding in basic science. This quote says it all: “Everyone draws conclusions about the world around them – scientists and non-scientists alike – but non-scientists base those conclusions on much weaker evidence: a single observation, a gut feeling, hearsay from others,” Shtulman told CBS News via email.

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