美國人是不是越來越聰明了呢?美國人是不是越來越聰明了呢?(2008 top ten scientific discovery No. 9) 發明飛機的國家, 發明燈泡, 有人以登上月球的泱泱大國, 美賣屋國, ..目前只有4分之1的成人可以算是”識字”, 可以閱讀”紐約時報”週刊上的科學版. 去年11月中國宣稱她們的比率是高過美國的. 那麼舉杯跟中國祝賀吧! ㄟ中國? 結婚在歐洲吧???{本作者以諷刺(美式幽默??)寫的 } By Jeffrey KlugerRandy Faris / Corbis Think Americans haven't gotten smarter? Think again. Between 太平洋房屋1979 and 2006, the percentage of scientifically literate adults doubled — to 17%. This year, a survey by a professor of political science at the 酒店工作University of Michigan found that that dismal showing may have improved, but only a little. Currently, 25% of the population of the U.S. — the 禮服country that invented the airplane and the light bulb and landed men on the moon, remember — qualify as "civic scientifically literate." In 房地產practical terms says the investigator, that means that only one in four adults can read and understand the stories in the weekly science section of 烤肉The New York Times. And this comes at a time when the U.S. electorate is being asked to grapple with — and reach informed consensus about — such seocomplex questions as global warming and stem cell research. Meantime, in November, Beijing announced a new high in scientific literacy scores for the 農地貸款Chinese. So let's at least raise a glass to China . It's somewhere in Europe , 房屋貸款right?http://www.time.com/time/specials/2008/top10/article/0,30583,1855948_1863947_1863933,00.html
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