I honestly got 25/26, and I'm pretty pleased with myself. What is disturbing is that the one I got wrong was the first question. I don't disagree with most of the answers but many people commenting on Sandwalk didn't like some of the questions.#16 in particular although I thought it was fine.Also lots of people didn't like #26 for valid reasons.
Question 22 is really ambiguous: either a or b could be considered correct. In fact b makes more sense to me...
The problem with #16 is that two of the choices are correct, but the quiz solution only allows for one.
It was a fun quiz to take, but I can definitely understand people's complaints. Some of those questions were poorly written or lacked nuance. But what do you expect when a bunch of scientists take a newspaper science literacy quiz.Count me among those who didn't like #16. #13 was a pretty bad set of answers for *the* difference between fission and fusion, and getting it right hardly reveals some scientific insight.
Actually 24 is pretty bad too because not all chemical reactions happening in a cell are a result of information in DNA, and DNA can make up a lot of the cell's content it just depends what kind of cell you're talking about (spermatozoa? bacteria?, drosophila salivary glands?)
Not a huge fan of #24. What does bayman think of #25?
Bayman answered q)"Stem cells are a right-wing-corporate-fascist-militaryindustrial conspiracy designed to suppress the real cure for cancer which is currently sitting in a freezer in Fort Detrick, Maryland."
I think this is really exciting and we should participate in such programs.
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