At least it does according to 20% of Americans. 17% believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day ( The Week, Jan. 7,2005). That factoid plus a number of others about the American Superiority Complex are outlined here:
City Pages Article: America by the Numbers
It’s like the T-Shirt says: I see dumb people, they’re everywhere. They don’t know they’re stupid.
Sigh. Everytime I run across something like that, I keep thinking that yes, we are in the Hindu end-time age of Kali Yuga –> What this means and we have about 427,000 years to go. Basically, it means it sucks to live with a bunch of idiots but it’s a great time to work out your enlightenment. It goes much faster when you have to find the grace to deal.