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US Adults Fail Basic Science Literacy

wafath Re:47% (1038 comments)

This government web page puts the number at 80%.

Other sources seem to put it in a range of 70-72%. I suspect that this is one of those things that really depends on how you count. Either way, it's a bad question.


more than 5 years ago

A Comparative Study of Internet Censorship

wafath Re:A couple of corrections... (195 comments)

Because in the second case it caries the transparent threat to the rest of the community: "If you don't start acting the way 'we' want you to, we will do this again." In addition to Bob being dead, you have potentially victimized the entire community.

And often the behavior that they are trying to stop is exercising basic rights, like, participating in government. The effects of hate crimes are real and devastating.

If you don't believe me, look what happened in the US south from around 1873 until the mid 1960s. Especially look at 1873-1877. Notice how quickly Republican governments folded under these threats.


more than 6 years ago


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