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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
In all seriousness, I can't imagine that anyone doesn't know this. It is such a basic concept that being ignorant of the 3 branches implies a total lack of education.

Since approximately 58% of eligible voters voted in the 2016 Presidential election, that could mean that half the voters didn't know what they were voting for. (OK I realize that is extreme, but you get my point.)
09-18-2017 08:40 AM
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(09-18-2017 08:40 AM)Crackerjackprize Wrote:  In all seriousness, I can't imagine that anyone doesn't know this. It is such a basic concept that being ignorant of the 3 branches implies a total lack of education.

Since approximately 58% of eligible voters voted in the 2016 Presidential election, that could mean that half the voters didn't know what they were voting for. (OK I realize that is extreme, but you get my point.)

Our current president seems to prove your theory correct.
09-18-2017 09:02 AM
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
Viruses have never been considered alive in my 30 years of education. They didn't qualify, but this workshop I had made me question that. Educated people in the subject would point blank say no because of the indoctrination. Group think. When I get time I'm going to post about my first three weeks. It's been fascinating.
09-18-2017 12:58 PM
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(09-18-2017 08:14 AM)Machiavelli Wrote:  Guys I have been wanting to post about a workshop I attended over the summer it's called modeling. It was developed by Arizona State University. Total game changer for me and how I viewed science. Do you know how they came up with the scientific method? In the 50's text book publishers surveyed scientist and asked them how they went about doing their job. They received all this feedback and put it into a linear form. Like following a recipe out of a cookbook. That's how I was taught. The reality is so far from that. Science doesn't follow cookbook guidelines. Discovery surely doesn't. The topic deserves its own thread. I share my first two weeks with the spin room and how it has changed me as a teacher.

The scientific method is much older than the 50s...

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The linear form.
09-18-2017 01:27 PM
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The flow chart you find in Chapter 1 of every text book.
09-18-2017 01:28 PM
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RE: Only 26 percent of Americans can name the 3 branches of government.
(09-15-2017 10:47 PM)olliebaba Wrote:  Curly
Larry
Moe

That's correct, right?


I'm pretty sure it's:

One Bourbon
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09-18-2017 02:00 PM
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(09-15-2017 11:05 PM)ark30inf Wrote:  You can't keep a Republic if you don't understand it. You can't keep checks and balances if you don't know what us being checked and balanced. You can't keep people accountable if you don't know what they are accountable for. You can't see people manipulating the system if you don't understand the system.

The trouble we have now is just the start.

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Unfortunately I fear this is pretty spot on.

There's some good ones out there, no doubt, but it seems the chasm between those engaged and who actually give a schit and those completely detached grows by the day.
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