Re: OT: are you scientifically literate?
- From: Canth <kwar6996@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:30:14 +1030
On Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:52:27 -0500, Wes Groleau
Not a very good test. Several items were way too obscure for even aSometimes knowing too many things, or thinking you know them, can get
"scientifically literate" person. I got some of them just because I
read a lot, though I know little about that field.
Then there were a lot of them that I got by my knowledge of languages,
not my knowledge of science (and a lot that I knew but _could_ have
gotten that way). Or a knowledge of mythology.
And some that I got because I happened to know one tiny part
of the question. When you ask which planet has moons W, X, Y, & Z,
knowing one of them gives the answer. If they had asked me to match all
four to their correct planet, I probably would have missed two
So, I got 84% FWIW
in the way. I knew that the answer to one of the questions was Joule,
but I thought Joule was French (sad mistake, he's actually British)
and went for Watt, because the question said named after a British
Like you, it was extraneous information which helped me solve some, as
well as the effect of all "pick the option" tests, that of recognising
the answer when given as a choice. I could not have told you the
answer in some cases, because I didn't know the actual question being
asked (I never knew Venus could cast a shadow, nor that Mars & Mercury
have approximately the same surface gravity), but given the options
available, the answer was obvious.
AS! ds++:+++ a++ c+++ p++ t+ f-- S+ p+ e++ h++ r++ n++ i+ P+ m++ M
I've been ignored by better people than you.
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