No, I havent gone nuts nor have I forgotten my physics.
In a recent study quoted in the NYT, Americans are found lacking in basic scientific knowledge, the kind taught in primary and secondary school.
American adults in general do not understand what molecules are (other than that they are really small).
Fewer than a third can identify DNA as a key to heredity.
Only about 10 percent know what radiation is.
One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century.
Yikes !! That means that 20% of America thinks that the Sun goes around the Earth. No wonder they elected Bush !!