It is bad enough that
More than 40 per cent of Australians do not know how long it takes the Earth to travel around the sun, according to a new survey.
The Australian Academy of Science surveyed more than 1,500 people, asking them basic scientific questions.
It found nearly 30 per cent did not know if humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs, and that 41 per cent did not know it took the Earth a year to travel around the sun.
but I have just found out that my best friend don't know long it took the Earth to orbit the Sun. How could someone like her, who is reasonably intelligent, not learn this during her 52 years of life on this Earth?
She said it was because she isn't interested in science but shouldn't this be classed as basic knowledge?