Over at Greg Laden’s blog, I was reading his post and the comments when I clicked on a comment by John McKay and found ‘archy’ boasting about his science knowledge. So I clicked on the link and ended up at this site
So we’re in the top 10% of the population with some knowledge of science – which is really sad, ’cause a 12 or 13 year old should be able to answer the questions.
and what was John McKay’s comment? I’m glad you asked
Without testing, how can you be sure gravity is still working on your coffee cup? Maybe it stays put because of inertia, static cling, a certain stickiness because you don’t clean your desk often enough, or because the cup is too depressed to fly.