January 13, 2008

Yes, it moves

The New York Times, reporting that Europeans and Asians know more basic science than Americans, explains that

Many Americans remain ignorant about much of science, the board said. Many are unable to answer correctly when asked whether Earth moves around the Sun (it does).

I'd love to know exactly what led to that last parenthetical. Do the editors of the Times really think that their readers don't understand that the earth orbits the sun? (Thanks, tristero on digby)