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Are You a Science Geek?
« on: April 10, 2019, 01:44:37 PM »
I was surprised by some of the results of the survey quiz described in this article. If you take the quiz yourself, feel free to report your result here if you wish.
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 03:15:17 PM »
11 out of 11, it was a pretty basic "test"

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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 04:56:49 PM »
11 out of 11, it was a pretty basic "test"

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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 05:20:28 PM »
11 out of 11, it was a pretty basic "test"

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On second thought, yeah it was a no brainer.

Quote from: Pew Research Center

You answered 11 of 11 questions correctly.


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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 08:41:22 PM »
Quote from: Pew Research Center
You answered 11 of 11 questions correctly.

As did I. And you only needed 9 of 11 to be a "high scorer". But were you surprised by the high scorer percentages based on race/ethnicity? What about those for gender?
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 10:06:09 PM »
11 of 11 for me also.

Obviously, wrestlers are more inteligent than the average American.

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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 10:55:56 PM »
It was a decent test.  Most in society are simply dumber than dirt.  11 of 11.
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 05:33:15 PM »
11 of 11.

You're about the most unscientific person I've ever interacted with. How many tries did it take you to get to that score?
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 08:29:53 PM »
11 of 11.

You're about the most unscientific person I've ever interacted with. How many tries did it take you to get to that score?
Sparky, is that you Sparky?
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 08:39:23 PM »
You answered 11 of 11 questions correctly

Sorry guys. This proves the quiz was rather pedestrian. If I got 11 of 11 correct, it wasn't difficult, at all. Ask CTC, I'm not that intelligent.
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 08:43:03 AM »
You answered 11 of 11 questions correctly

Sorry guys. This proves the quiz was rather pedestrian. If I got 11 of 11 correct, it wasn't difficult, at all. Ask CTC, I'm not that intelligent.
The reason I frequent this site is because most of the posters on here are intellectually way above the average Joe.  The average Joe would probably only get half of them correct.

OK Akin, what con are you baiting now?   ;D
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2019, 11:25:15 AM »
Quote from: Pew Research Center
You answered 11 of 11 questions correctly.

As did I. And you only needed 9 of 11 to be a "high scorer". But were you surprised by the high scorer percentages based on race/ethnicity? What about those for gender?
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You answered 11 of 11 questions correctly.
Im with SC and Akin... this wasnt exactly a tough test. I was a business major in college and had only a few classes in Geology in college and only the state required classes of science in HS.

Im sure some sociologist will claim the test is racially, ethnically and sexually biased.  To answer your question regarding race/ethnicity: Only to the high degree of consistancy. I also found it interesting comparing that the racial/ethinc results with the High School grad averages (which I kind of view as a baseline).

I think the results in age groupings was also interesting.

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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 05:06:30 PM »
Didn't take the test.  Too chicken and don't want a flood of ads or unwanted emails that usually come with this kind of foolishness. I only are a lowly enguinear. 

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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 08:36:17 PM »
Unwanted emails received since taking it: none. Go ahead and try it--you'll like it.
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Re: Are You a Science Geek?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2019, 08:39:14 AM »
Didn't take the test.  Too chicken and don't want a flood of ads or unwanted emails that usually come with this kind of foolishness. I only are a lowly enguinear. 

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