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I have trouble believing this. - Elf M. Sternberg
I have trouble believing this.
Y'know, I love listening to people complain about how bad the American educational system is. Because when I watch something like this video (on Google Video), I'm reassured that we're not the only country where idiots walk among us.

For those of you unfamiliar with it, it's the French version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire!" and the question is, "Which of these orbits the Earth?"

By the way, as in the English and American versions, the host takes a survey of the audience. The results will alarm? annoy? surprise? you.

Current Mood: shocked shocked

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solarbird From: solarbird Date: January 6th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
spazzkat thinks that the audience decided the guy was a moron and specifically wanted him to guess it was the Sun.
shunra From: shunra Date: January 6th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
God must have loved idiots, She made so many of them.
brandywilliams From: brandywilliams Date: January 6th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)


Good heavens...
andrewducker From: andrewducker Date: January 6th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh. My. God.

Stolen for my own journal.
jordan179 From: jordan179 Date: January 6th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
The idea that the French are, collectively, a nation of arrogant, pseudointellectual ignoramuses does _not_ greatly surprise me. Besides, isn't the Copernican theory just a "social construct", a Western myth? Isn't geocentricism just as good as a consensus reality?

casualprofessor From: casualprofessor Date: January 7th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I suspect the audience decided to play with his mind and goof off on the answer, mostly because I find it hard to believe that more than 1/2 of respondents could believe that the sun orbits the earth.
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