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四分之一的美国人不知道地球绕着太阳转,只有一半的人相信进化论One in four Americans 'don't know the Earth orbits the Sun' and only half believe in evolution作者:<label style="margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; list-style: none; color: rgb(230, 109, 18);">--SUNRAIN--</label> 发布日期:<label style="margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; list-style: none; color: rgb(230, 109, 18);">2014-02-22</label> 浏览:6326译文简介:四分之一的美国人不知道地球绕着太阳转,只有一半的人相信进化论[43评论]译文来源:原文地址:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/one-in-four-americans-dont-know-the-earth-orbits-the-sun-and-only-half-believe-in-evolution-9131721.html正文翻译:原创翻译:龙腾网 http://www.ltaaa.com 翻译:--SUNRAIN-- 转载请注明出处

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Only39% of Americans believe 'the universe began with a huge explosion'

只有39%的美国人相信“宇宙大爆炸起源理论”

With the possible exception of 'is the earthflat?', it is (according to Discover magazine at least) the most basic questionin science: 'does the earth orbit the sun?'

除了“地球是平的吗?”这个问题可能是个例外,那就是(至少根据探索杂志)那个最基本的科学问题了:“地球是绕着太阳转吗?”

The good news is that 74 per cent of Americansknow the answer.

好消息是有74%的美国人知道答案。

The very bad news is that means 26 per centreally don't.

坏消息是,这意味着26%的美国人真的不知道答案。

These results, which appear in the NationalScience Foundation (NSF) survey of 2,200 Americans, will form part of a reportset to be presented to Barack Obama and lawmakers in congress, and are likelyto once again raise the issue of educational standards in the United States.

这个结果来自于国家科学基金(NSF)对2200个美国人的调查,部分报告将提交给奥巴马和国会的立法者们,可能会再次挑起美国教育标准的问题。

Other startling results from the survey includedthat only 39 per cent of Americans believe "the universe began with a hugeexplosion". And fewer than half of the people surveyed (48 per cent)agreed that "human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlierspecies of animals".

其他令人吃惊的调查结果包括只有39%的美国人相信“宇宙大爆炸起源理论”。不到一半的(48%)被调查者认同“目前所知,人类是某种远古动物进化来的”。

Meanwhile, 51 per cent of Americans knew thatantibiotics don't kill viruses.

同时,51%的美国人知道抗生素不能杀灭病毒。

The study also demonstrated that a total of 42per cent of Americans thought astrology was either "very scientific"or "sort of scientific".

研究也表明,总共有42%的美国人认为占星术也是非常或有几分科学道理的。

The survey, as reported by Agence France-Presse,is carried out every couple of years in order to analyse whether America ismaking educational progress.

据法新社报告,这个调查每两年进行一次,以分析美国的教育是否有了进步。

Despite the somewhat negative findings of thestudy there is a significant glimmer of hope.

尽管有一些负面的发现,但是也有一丝希望。

The survey revealed that nearly 90 per cent ofAmericans believed the benefits of science outweigh any dangers. 30 per centbelieve science deserves more funding from government, and around 90 per centexpressed an interest in learning about medical discoveries.

此次调查显示,90%的美国人相信科学的益处大于危险。30%相信政府应该在科学上有更多的投入,大于90%表示对了解医学发现感兴趣。评论翻译:原创翻译:龙腾网 http://www.ltaaa.com 翻译:--SUNRAIN-- 转载请注明出处

论坛地址:http://www.ltaaa.com/bbs/thread-268888-1-1.htmlstoned wolf 18 hours agoIt's worse than this article suggests. Fully, only 15% ofAmericans believe in Evolution. That "missing" 35% believe in aversion of god-driven evolution.

It's weird over there. Really weird.

比文中所说的更糟糕。全部只有15% 的美国人相信进化论。没说还有35% 的人相信进化是上帝的他老人家做的。很奇怪,真的很奇怪。

beckenbauer 14 hours agoAt least their Head of State isn't the Head of the Church ofAmerica, the defender of faith in the USA, like Lizzy is in the enlightened UK.

至少国家元首不是美国教廷的头。在美国守护真理的人,就像Lizzy在开明的英国。

60mjg 7 hours agoHave you read what it says on the dollar bill lately?

你最近看过美元上写了什么吗?(译注:美元上书In good we trust,我们信仰上帝。)

Bou bou 18 hours agoWhile many countries may be as ignorant and regressive, theydon't rule the world by military might.

That is why this is frightening.

当一些国家变得愚昧和退化,他们不能以军事力量统治世界。这就是为什么这是很可怕的。

Bou bou 12 hours agoIt is not wonder that I feel but deep shame.

不用怀疑,我感到深深的耻辱。

Ray Cobbett 13 hours agounderstandable mistake from a country that believes the Earthrevolves around the US

对于相信地球围绕美国转的国家来讲这是可以理解的错误。

Thinkandthought 19 hours agoWe let US companies run some of our academies that's reallyscary to.

我们的一些学校交给美国公司来运营,真的很可怕。

Thwyllo 18 hours agoAnd a lot of our infrastructure and services, especiallymilitary.

还有许多我们的基础设施和服务,特别是军事(让美国公司运营)。

paulmarkj 21 hours ago"Only 39% of Americans believe 'the universe began with ahuge explosion'"

It didn't start with an explosion. It was an expansion. The difference is veryimportant.

“只有39%的美国人相信宇宙起始于大爆炸“不是起始于大爆炸,宇宙就是膨胀的。这个区别很重要。

Mr James 20 hours agodo you believe that the two terms are mutually exclusive? Ithink your use of the term explosive for too confined. All explosions requireexpansion, but not all explosions require "explosives".

你认为这两个术语是互相矛盾的?我认为你把爆炸这个词用得太狭隘了。所有的爆炸都是膨胀,但是不是所有的爆炸都需要“炸药”。

rbrinton 16 hours agoI wouldn't be surprised to hear that 1 in 2 americans beleiveGod has an American passeport.

对于两个美国人中有一个相信上帝拥有美国护照我一点也不惊奇。

Jennifer Kenney 15 hours agoDon't be silly. God, like other Good Americans, doesn't traveloutside the states.

别傻了,上帝就像其他的美国人一样,从不出国旅行。

Elliot Carver 12 hours agoMost stupid British people revolve around the Sun rather thanthe Independent.

大部分愚蠢的英国人围绕着太阳报转,而不是独立报。

John Payne 13 hours agoI remember an American friend saying (or perhaps quoting), 'Afull 50% of Americans are either deeply stupid, or totally mad. That fact makeslife very difficult for the other 50%'.

我记得一个美国朋友说,‘整整50%的美国人要么非常愚蠢,要么彻底疯了。这一事实使得另50%的人的生活非常艰难。’

mee 12 hours agoBut the people on here HATE 100% of them.

every man woman and child

No matter what kind of individuals these Americans may be, no matter what theyhave done in life - the people on here despise every single one withoutexception

但是这儿的人恨他们全部。每个男人女人小孩。无论这些美国人是哪种人,无论他们在生活中做什么-这的人都鄙视他们,没有例外。

Redder 12 hours agoStop being so bloody dramatic.

别扯淡了。

indiaisone 17 hours agoSo far so good!

目前还好了!

Richard Glenn 14 hours ago"I wonder how long this posting remains here." If thiswas the Guardian it would have been deleted within minutes and your accountblocked.

“我想知道这个文章在这多久了。”如果是卫报,几分钟内就会被删除,你的账户会被封。

Unfulfilled Dream 19 hours agoWhy am I not surprised?

为什么我一点不吃惊?

Tony Varadaraj 14 hours agoIt's not that they don't know, it's just that they don't care toknow. There's a big difference.

并不是他们不知道,只是他们不在乎。区别很大。

mee 18 hours agoMaybe if you viewed them as human individulas instead of yourblanket hatred of them all youd have met a lot of good ones.

可能如果你观察他们的个体而不是对整体都憎恨,你可能遇到许多好人。

Steve Hill 15 hours agoI know some very good, educated, rational Americans. And theyare ashamed of America.

Ashamed of the crass stupidity that is everywhere. The failure to evenbasically educate its children. The failure, alone among modern democracies, toembrace universal healthcare for all despite spending twice the proportion ofGDP on health that Europe spends, for better care (what exactly does it takefor people to realise they are being scammed??). The obsession with guns, andGod, and other such imbecilities. The "need" to keep declaring wars tofees the gaping maw of defence contractors who provide pork-barrel jobs.

America is dysfunctional. It is broken. And it is a severe threat to worldpeace.

我认识一些非常好,有教养,理性的美国人。他们为美国感到羞耻。对无处不在的愚蠢感到羞耻。即使是孩子的基础教育都是失败的。在现代民主国家中唯一的,尽管医保花费占GDP比重是欧洲的两倍,推行全民医保依然失败了(他们到底把被忽悠的人民当成什么?)。只对枪支、上帝和其他蠢事痴迷。为了迎合提供政治献金的武器承包商,需要不断发起战争。美国已经功能紊乱了,已经坏掉了。是世界和平的严重威胁。

Alastair Scott 17 hours agoI was thinking about flying to New Mexico and driving up toCanyonlands but your advice has really made me think twice.

我正打算飞往新墨西哥,驾车去犹他峡谷,但是你的建议真的让我三思。

Pedro Conejo 14 hours agoReally?

真的?

Harry_ca_Nab 15 hours agoShocking.

Now go and do a poll across the islamic world and see if its better.

I doubt it.

令人震惊。现在在整个伊斯兰世界做一个调查,看看结果是否更好。我对此表示怀疑。

Donald Jones 15 hours agoIt would be interesting, but def scary, to know the results ofthis survey on our Congress.

在我们的国会公布这个调查结果,那会很有趣,但绝对是可怕的。

Chris 19 hours agoIsn't believing in any religion just as comical?

Go to any church in this country, any day of the week, and they'll be fairlyintelligent people there who'll swear blind that Adam and Eve were the firstlife forms on earth and that dinosaurs never existed.

就像不相信任何宗教一样可笑?去这个国家的任何一座教堂,一星期里的某一天,他们都会成为十分睿智的人,他们硬说亚当夏娃是地球上的第一个生命,恐龙从来就不存在。

Thwyllo 18 hours agoYep.

是的

Geriatric 12 hours ago2% of the population of the UK attend church

2%的英国人去教堂。

Shiney Beast 13 hours agoWhat ! The Earth orbits the Sun . When did this start ?

神马?地球绕着太阳转?什么时候开始的?

i_Bastard 13 hours agoIt is surprising that such a rich and advanced country should behome to so many uneducated and irrational people. I don't think we're muchbetter in the UK though. How many people in the UK believe ridiculousconspiracy theories or horoscopes or psychics who claim to speak to the otherside? A lot.

很惊讶如此富裕先进的国家竟然有这么多缺乏教养和不理性的人。我认为英国也没好多少。在英国有多少人相信荒谬的阴谋论、占星术和声称可以和另一边交流的通灵术?太多了。

mark fennell 19 hours ago"And the good news is, 90% of Americans believe thatscience is good." But the same article has just told us that a quarter ofthem don't know that the earth goes round the sun. So what does it matter whatthey think about science. Science could be facilitating their annihilation andthey wouldn't have a clue. I think that the point of the article is that whatthey think is completely irrelevant, and the only people who would take heartfrom this article are the ones planning their genocide.

“好消息是,90%的美国人相信科学是好东西。”但是同一篇文章也告诉我们,四分之一的美国人不知道地球绕着太阳转。所以他们怎么认为科学又有什么关系?科学能够毁灭他们而他们却丝毫不觉。我认为文章的观点和他们的所思所想完全无关,唯一从文章中获得启发的人是那些正计划种族灭绝的人。

Unfulfilled Dream 18 hours ago"90% of Americans believe that science is good - But .....a quarter of them don't know that the earth goes round the sun."

Ho-ho! Yes, it does make one wonder. A bit like supporting natural gas buthaving no clue as to why they think so, other than the TV adverts that say it'sa good thing.

90%的美国人相信科学是好东西。但是四分之一的美国人不知道地球绕着太阳转。吼吼,是的,确实让人怀疑。有点像支持使用天然气,但是却不说为什么支持,除了电视广告宣扬说这是好东西。

liberal 20 hours agoThere are plenty of people in the UK who are similarly ignorant,which is why referendums are not a good idea.

在英国有很多人同样愚昧无知,这就是为什么公投不是个好主意。

Chris 20 hours agoSo they need ultra-bright people, like you, to maketheir minds up for them?

The arrogance and self-righteousness of the left never ceases to amaze me.

所以,他们需要像你这样超级聪明的人去替他们做决定?左翼的傲慢自大总是让我吃惊。

MC Miker G 18 hours agoSo are you saying that right-wing people are mostly thick?

所以你是说大部分右翼都是浆糊脑袋?

Thwyllo 18 hours agoI agree with Liberal. Voting rights (and a Breeding Licencefrankly) should be subject to a thorough IQ test.

我同意自由派的观点。选举权应该经过周密的智商测试。

NiceChappie 20 hours agoAnd there are very intelligent Americans, as demonstrated by thefact that the US still garners more Nobel prizes in the sciences than any othernation (per capita), files more patents and is at the cutting edge of researchin virtually all the major scientific and technological disciplines.

事实表明有非常聪明的美国人,美国比其他国家拥有更多的科学诺贝尔奖(人均),申请更多的专利,在所有主要科学技术领域都处在最前沿。

BaileySan 17 hours agoI'd be interested in hearing where you get that information.According to most sources, the US sits about 12th in the listings of ScientificNobel Laureates per capita, beaten by the UK, Sweden, Israel and Germany (amongothers).

我很想知道你从哪得来的信息。根据大多数资料,美国人均诺贝尔奖数量排在第12名,还不如英国,瑞典,以色列和德国。

Right Field Ball 22 hours agoAnd I wonder what continent they originated from...

我很好奇他们(美国人)是打哪来的?

Politicians are evil 21 hours agoAnd right on cue here comes the idiot racist bigot.Congratulations on being so stupid. I humbly suggest that you purchase a oneway ticket to the USA and join your stupid brethren.

恰好这时候种族主义傻瓜出现了。恭喜你变成了傻瓜。我谨建议你买一张去美国的票,成为你的傻瓜同胞中的一员吧。

Alix Miller 21 hours agoMaybe he or she means that Americans originated in Europe - TheUK, Germany, Holland and others. Isn't it racist to say that Americans arestupid? Just because they have been taught, or not taught, a certain thing,that doesn't mean they are stupid. Actually the vast majority of Americans thatI've met personally have been intelligent, thoughtful, friendly and openminded.

可能他的意思是美国人来自于欧洲,例如英国,德国,荷兰和其他国家。说美国人是傻子不是种族主义吗?仅仅因为他们受过教育或没受过教育,或某件事并不意味着他们是傻子。事实上我个人接触过的美国人大部分都是聪明人,体贴,友好,思想开放。

Bagpipes 22 hours agoAsk the same questions in the UK and see what results you get.P.s - There's a great video on YouTube called "How Stupid Americans ReallyAre!"

在英国问同样的问题,看看你能得到什么结果。PS:在有土鳖上有一个视频就叫“看看美国人有多傻!”

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