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Do You Know More About Science Than the Average American?
by Gavin Thagard
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"Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction-in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow." - Heinrich Rohrer 

Science can be both difficult and mesmerizing. It challenges us and changes the way we look at the world and everything in it. How much do you know about science, though? Do you know more than the average American? Here's a quiz where you can find out!

Science can seem simple or unnecessary to those who lack curiosity, yet in reality, nothing could be more important. Science structures how we think, how we look at the world, how we progress and act each day. Science is the build up and application of knowledge. Without it, we wouldn't be able to create new ideas to shape a better, more accurate world. In a sense, we would be stuck. That's why it's important to study and know science. 

Do you know your science? Do you know the basics of the solar system or how the human body operates? How about earth science? How much do you know about plants and animals? Take this quiz and find out!

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