Sound off on Science!
We're just looking to see what the average people know (Or think they know) about science.
Getting to Know YOU
Please tell us about yourself
Where did you go to school (K-12)?
private Christian school
Private non-christian school
Did you go to college?
If so, where, and what was your major?
How old are you?
How do you identify?
I don't know
What are your favorite topics to watch on YouTube?
Why do you watch OUR content at A Bit of Orange? Favorite topics or styles?
About the Earth
Home Sweet Home... what it is?
What is the shape of the Earth?
It is round like a ball
It is flat like a disk
What observable evidence have you seen personally, which leads you to believe the earth is round/flat/other?
This is evidence you have seen yourself, not an authority such as a book, teacher, or television.
True or false: The Christian West all thought the earth was flat until Columbus proved the world was round by sailing to the "New World."
Does the Earth go around the sun?
Yes, the earth goes around the sun
No, the sun goes around the earth
What obsevable evidence have you seen that convinces you that the earth does/does not go around the sun?
Again, observable data, Not an authority like a teacher, textbook or tv show.
Fly me to the moon...
How far away is the NEAREST star outside of our solar system?
How do we know the distance to the stars?
Are the stars suns like our own, or something different?
The sun is a star, and stars are suns like our own sun (though they may differ in size or color).
There is only one sun, and the stars are something different just as planets are something different.
How do we know what the stars are?
What evidence supports your view of what stars are?
True of False: While Italian Astronomer Galileo found support from fellow academics and scientists, he was persecuted by the Catholic Church.
True or false: Galileo was declared a heretic for saying the Earth is round and not flat.
True or false: Galileo was burned at the stake as a heretic for saying the Earth travels around the sun.
Do you believe men have landed on the moon?
Yes, men have landed on the moon, starting with Neal Armstrong in 69
Yes, but the 69 moon landing was faked
No, men have never landed on the moon
What evidence do you have to support your belief that men have/have not landed on the moon?
To answer this, you may appeal to a particular authority, such as teachers or textbooks, but please explain why you believe them over those who teach otherwise.
Do You Believe in MAGIC?
Not the Disney kind or the card game.
Do you believe in Magic? REAL Magic?
Does magic exist in the real world, outside of movies and "Magic Show" illusions?
Define what you mean by "magic" when you said you do or do not believe in it.
Can you point to observable evidence to support your decision to believe/not believe in magic? If so, what is it?
Again, not the word of an authority- book, teacher, tv etc.
Do you believe that something can come from nothing (Like an actual rabbit from a previously empty hat)?
Again, not a new arangement of preexisting matter- but can matter ever simply pop into being?
Yes, something can come from absolutely nothing.
No, from nothing, nothing comes. Any THING needs a cause and explanation.
Would something coming from nothing be "Magic"? If something which did not exist previously in any form suddenly came into being, would that be "Magic"?
Not merely a new arangement of pre-existing materials, or from a SEEMINGLY empty space, but something from literally absolutely nothing.
Yes, that would be magic
No, but it would be a miracle
It would be magic and/or a miracle
No, it is natural for matter to come into being with no cause or explanation.
That's where I keep all my stuff.
Where did the universe come from?
The Big Bang
Creation by God
God used the Big Bang to make it
It has ALWAYS existed
What is your understanding of what the Big Bang model teaches about the 'creation' of the universe?
Not what you personally believe, but what you think the Big Bang model teaches about the origin of Time, Space, Matter, and Energy. What went BANG? Where did the stuff of the universe come from?
It came from nothing, with no cause or explanation.
It came from nothing, but it had a cause, though its cause remains a mystery.
it came from a previous universe which had collapsed
it always existed
Do you believe that all matter is governed by laws of physics and chemistry, or does matter act randomly?
Yes, all matter is controlled by the laws of physics and chemistry.
No, some matter can act contrary to the laws of physics and chemistry.
The universe is entirely random. There are no physical laws.
Human brains are made of atoms, but are our minds more than the physical brain?
Are our thoughts a result of our brains alone, or do we have a spirit or soul?
Yes, our minds are more than the material brain.
No, our minds are ONLY our brains.
Do humans have free will? What evidence supports your answer?
Please explain your answer with observable data if possible.
COULD humans have free will if our mind was ONLY our material brain?
I don't know
Darwin or Not Darwin?
What explains all of the plants and animals which have ever existed?
Do you believe in Evolution?
Has life evolved in the past and/or is it evolving today?
When you said you do or do not believe in evolution, what did you mean by "evolution"?
Please define "evolution" as you meant it above.
In the history of Earth, what caused the appearance of different kinds of plants or animals?
Evolution- Unguided change over time
Creation by God as in Genesis 1
Evolution directed by God over long periods of time
What observable evidence have you seen to make you believe in evolution or creation by God?
Again, observable evidence, not an authority like a teacher, textbook, etc.
Please write the FULL title of Darwin's book on Evolution as it appeared on the first edition without looking it up on Google.
True or false: Charles Darwin was the first person to publish a theory of biological evolution.
True or false: Charles Darwin was the first person to discover and write about Natural Selection.
What mechanisms of Evolution can create new genes which did not previously exist in any species?
Changes in Allele Frequency
Sexual Recombination/Genetic Recombination
Did Dinosaurs and humans live at the same time?
I don't know
Many textbooks claim Dinosaurs went extinct more than 60 million years before humans were on earth. What evidence exists to support this claim?
Humans or something like them
Do you believe humans evolved from some lower, ape-like ancestor?
Does Evolutionary theory teach that the different races of human evolved all at once, or at different stages of evolutionary history?
Again, not what you believe personally, but what you think is taught by Darwinian Evolution
All races evolved at the same time
Different races evolved at different stages of evolutionary history
Do you believe the different races of human are equal in ability, and potential (Physical, mental, moral, etc.)?
Are the differences between races MERELY skin deep (or is there more than separates them in brain, body and character)?
Yes- people of different races are all the same except for superficial physical features
No- there are fundamental differences in ability and potential beyond superficial physical features
Are the different kind of dogs you can buy at a pet store different SPECIES?
Are the different races of humans different SPECIES?
When people talk about different races (e.g. whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, etc.) what is meant by "RACE"?
Do you believe human life is Objectively more valuable than any other species on the planet?
To clarify- not more valuable TO YOU, but intrinsically more valuable than whales, bees, dolphins, etc.
Please explain WHY you think human life is or is not more valuable than any other species.
Thank you for taking this science quiz!
You owe me one
You'll be hearing from my lawyers/Bill Nye about this
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