True or False. Americans are not armed with the basic knowledge of science. Lack of scientific literacy makes it easier for the public to be duped by scary headlines and junk science.
It is the media which exaggerates every new science story in order to up their ratings. If you are familiar with scientific methodology. You are less likely to be duped.
That explains the belief in climate change
Too often Americans are *indoctrinated* not *educated*.
*That's* the problem.
Case and point, Trump.
In general, very true.
They could also use a bit more finesse in logic and statistics
Thank you! Those are two subjects that I strongly wish were required courses (or at least modules) in high school.
I think global warming is a prime example. What happened to the ice age we were suppose to have in the 70's?
'Some' Americans yes. 'All' Americans no.
Shall we settle with "most"? 👼🏻
I believe one problem is people confuse a statement by a scientist as a statement of science.
Well, it's more common sense
You wrote two different statements and the said true or false. Was that intentional?
This is so true!
m.youtube.com/watch?v=J1cNaFG1VII part of Carl Sagan's last interview with Charlie Rose, in which he talks about this.
I think having the public understand science was a passion of his. I remember seeing a quote of his something along the lines of, "I'm a good communicator of science to the public because it is so difficult for me to understand in the first place."