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But are they smarter then a 5th grader

Posted by Giffy | March 23, 2007 12:08 PM

What those 6 graders are going to look forward to.

even freakier. Don't you love scientists.

mad science more like.

Posted by DreadLion | March 23, 2007 12:11 PM

I used to teach 6th graders. They think all sorts of things, most of which have no bases in facts or logic. So in that respect, they are kind of like others who think there is no global warming

Posted by Katie | March 23, 2007 12:35 PM

Public education money is money well spent.

Posted by Andrew | March 23, 2007 12:39 PM

that's funny, I *feel* like I'm talking to sixth graders when I have the misfortune to find myself discussing climate with my red sate friends.

Posted by Mike in MO | March 23, 2007 12:43 PM

I'm sure their teacher's dismissal of human-caused global warming had nothing to do with their decision.

Oh, and he doesn't believe in evolution either:

“You don’t understand someone’s position until you can argue it to their satisfaction,” Poppe said, quoting a famous physicist. “I don’t believe in Darwinism either, but I can argue it as well as any Darwinist.”

Perhaps not the ideal science teacher.

Posted by Gabriel | March 23, 2007 1:05 PM

Whew! Glad that debate is FINALLY over.

*Dusts hands off*

Now can we ask them about that pesky Iraq war thing? Cause I can only assume that Bush is using those same 6th graders to make all his policy decisions...

Posted by Monique | March 23, 2007 1:30 PM

Drudge's general intellectual capacity seems to be at about the level of a third grader, so I can see how he'd be wowed by this.

Posted by tsm | March 23, 2007 1:33 PM

Yeah but we're talking about the same group who believe in Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy?

Though they are the source of such wisdom as,
"you can lead a horse to water, but why?"
"People in glass houses shouldn't undress."
"There's no fool like Aunt Eddie."

Posted by monkey | March 23, 2007 1:43 PM

Sixth graders generally are too old to still believe in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. And man, even my first grader doesn't buy that Tooth Fairy crap (although he'll still take the money).

Posted by Greg Barnes | March 23, 2007 1:47 PM

Sweet! In 3rd grade, we held a mock presidential election and my class voted to re-elect Carter for a second term.

But, like, then Reagan took office. These 6th graders are about to know how I felt.

Posted by Dougsf | March 23, 2007 1:50 PM

Drudge and global warming deniers are both the same - deadenders.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 23, 2007 1:53 PM

I think it's a real sign of desperation that Drudge is trying to cite sixth graders instead of atmospheric scientists.

It's akin to citing blind people to dismiss a painter you don't like.

Posted by Gitai | March 23, 2007 1:58 PM

My first thought was that the survey was probably done in a red state, between the morning prayers and the "intelligent" design lesson.

Posted by Mike | March 23, 2007 2:16 PM

Well, when those same 6th graders are 40 and have to wear protective suits to go outside and walk along the beachfront IN OHIO they might change their tune.

Posted by monkey | March 23, 2007 2:58 PM

Good thing it's the 5th graders that are the smart ones.

Everyone knows your grades drop like a stone from 6th to 8th grade.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 23, 2007 3:03 PM

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