American’s ain’t needin’ nun that sai-ance

A recent NSF study found that few Americans know their science, but most believe science fiction is true:

A survey of 1,574 adults found that 60 percent agreed or strongly agreed that some people possess psychic powers or extrasensory perception, a premise that is generally discarded as unproven by most scientists.

But never fear, the results are improving:

In contrast to two years ago, when half of those surveyed were wrong, a majority, 54 percent, answered correctly when asked how long it takes the Earth to orbit the sun. (One year.)

I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better place to start an organization like Scientology than right here in pseudoscience central.

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