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59 Responses to 1 In 5 Brits Think Science Fiction Is Real

  1. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Link: 1 In 5 Brits Think Science Fiction Is Real - To be fair, I can see gravity while `shrooming.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    This is Americas fault somehow... just wait and see
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    IAFYM Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    What a load of pooe, I dont believe ANYWHERE near the amount of people this report claims actually believe in science fiction rubbish.

    I call Bullpoo!
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Meh. Depends on who they asked and what the questions were exactly.
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    Wizensilver Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    Wait, maybe the people misunderstood "Can you see gravity?" as "Can you see the effects of gravity?"
    Other than that, lol.
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    Xric Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    also known as religion
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    redser99 Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    I could see folks answering these questions if they suggested that could these things be possible someday scientifically.

    I`m just wondering what kinds of smoke they were given such that 4 of 5 were given the placebo.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Brits are dumb. Big surprise.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Sounds like they asked ambiguous questions. bullsh*t statistic is bullsh*t.
  10. Profile photo of McMatthewL
    McMatthewL Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    That`s a load of absolute bollocks.
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    Solid_Jake Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Britain, this is why you`re stupid.
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    McMatthewL Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Hoverboards may not exist, but hovercrafts do. You can see the effects of gravity, and I reckon you could erase someone`s memory by wacking their head a few times. The questions were obviously quite vague or worded to seem like with new technology, the things were possible.
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    kingpong Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Well, I could argue either side on all of these questions. You can buy a toy lightsaber, humans probably can be teleported, whether or not we currently have the technology, memory erasing technology has been known for thousands of years, it`s called alcohol, my dad made a hoverboard out of a lawnmower and plywood, and I can see the effect of gravity all around me. I hope the questions were worded better for the actual test than in this article, otherwise I would have answered exactly like this and I don`t consider myself functionally retarded. Now I`m going to take the test to find out. I`ll let y`all know the results.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    March 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    1 in 5 Americans think reality is science fiction
  15. Profile photo of McMatthewL
    McMatthewL Male 13-17
    113 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    That`s a load of absolute bollocks.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    yeah, so do 3.5 million Scientologists in the United States believe science fiction is real.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    faaaake, heard this on the radio the other day, what mongs did they ask??
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    So they`re sayin lightsabers aren`t real?





    D A M N ! ! !
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    The majority of americans think a deity put himself in a human body via a virgin birth to be tortured and killed to he could forgive people for a couple eating an apple, and then came back to life.

    People believe in drated up things, what else is new?
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    What a crock of monkey snot. I don`t know anyone who believes that stuff.
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    Dogboy76 Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    Mind erasing technology does exist. It`s called Jagermeister.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Who did they ask- the great unwashed who forgot to go to school? Having said that I suppose I had better check the children- how HUMILIATING would it be to realise you were related to such an idiot.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    "faaaake, heard this on the radio the other day, what mongs did they ask?? "

    Methinks the mongs answered ironically.
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    Helgarin Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    ................Horsepoo
  25. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    From the article:

    When the British survey asked what inventions people most wanted to see become reality, men voted for time machines and teleportation, while women hoped for something more practical: a universal cure for all diseases.
    Are you seriously saying teleportation isn`t practical? Think of the billions saved in transportation costs for every industry. Never being late to work again. Traffic jams become nonexistent. The acres and acres of reclaimable land no longer needed as road surface.

    A cure for all diseases would be more humanitarian, certainly. But not more practical.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    Also, hoverboards do exist.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    A cure for all diseases is terribly impractical. We are already overpopulated, what the hell would we do if all of the people who died every year from diseases were still kicking? About 58 million people die per year and the vast majority of them bite it due to some form of disease.
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    danky Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    1 in 5 brits trolled the survey
    fix`d
  29. Profile photo of kingpong
    kingpong Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    @slothofdoom, the problem isn`t overpopulation, it`s poor resource management. There are a few resources we will inevitably run out of in the near future like fossil fuels, but the necessary resources are perfectly fine, we just need to distribute them better. I hate it when people say we are overpopulated, it`s just horseshtit.
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    redser99 Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Oh, an air hockey table turned upside down...i get it. LOL
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    uh duh, we`ve had memory erasing technology for a while now. It`s call alcohol silly
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    March 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    WHAT ABOUT THE ALIENS!?
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    digbychicken Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    yanks dont get that sarcasm is our second language
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    @Kingpong, True, resorce distrobution is more the problem that gets labeled "Overpopulation". As I see it, and I`m so sorry to SlothofDoom for paraphrasing his words, the main drive of the argument is that cure all disease, and we will be overpopulated, and although suffering from a disease is real crappy, it is another one of the regulating factors that controll populations.
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    jamesrs Male 18-29
    85 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    i took part in this and said i believed all of this just to be a nonse :)
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    Trojan Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    They love them some Doctor Who.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Really? maybe 1 in 5 people they surveyed were at a star wars convention
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    Monosandalos Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    I bet most of those people can`t believe that they`ve been in movies for so long and haven`t been invented yet.
    One can always hope however....
  39. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Stupid survey:

    • More than a fifth of adults believe light sabers exist.

    - They do exist, as props in movies.

    • Almost 25 percent of people believe humans can be teleported.

    - They can be, physics tells us they can, it`s just a matter of figuring out how to do it to more than a few atoms.

    • Nearly 50 percent of adults believe that memory-erasing technology exists.

    - They do have drugs that can erase your shot term memory.

    • More than 40 percent believe that hover boards exist.

    - They do, you can buy one, but it`s bulky and sucks.

    • Almost one-fifth of adults believe they can see gravity.

    - You can see the effects of gravity.


    These are horrific questions.
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    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    March 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    @legion5 touche. If only the stupidity some of my fellow Americans show could be explained as the result of confusing questions.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    LOL fail for us Brits...
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    This isn`t true. I know it isn`t. Being a Brit, I`ve met thousands. None of them think lightsabers are real, or that you can see gravity, or we can teleport etc. I`m willing to bet the questions were ambiguous e.g. you can see the effects of gravity, lightsabers exist in a fictional universe and so on.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    To be fair, most of science fiction science is usually developed eventually. . . so there is some true to believing in it, although a small amount of delusion is involved.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    Im gonna say this article is bull$hit
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    mdgeist Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    Anyone that grew up watching a curly haired guy in a long scarf travel in a police box on TV all day, would believe anything. Probably think they are all related to timelords.....
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    drips Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    Weird article. I want to see what gravity looks like.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    Too much Doctor Who, I bet. ;)
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    AaronianKen Male 18-29
    101 posts
    March 22, 2011 at 2:15 am
    i wouldn`t be surprised. the amount of publicity katie price gets day to day is ridiculous. (btw, if you don`t know who she is, she`s basically like paris hilton, but relevant 24 hours a day, and for doing less)
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2011 at 4:48 am
    @mdgeist "Probably think they are all related to timelords....."

    We are, you can tell by the accent.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2011 at 4:53 am
    Actually, the headline should be `1 in 5 Brits take the p155 when answering surveys`
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2011 at 6:14 am
    Haha, so can we start having "Brits, this is why you are stupid" posts on IAB now?
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2011 at 7:17 am
    lmao never heard such bollocks in my life, half of you lot over there claim to have been abducted by little green men lol
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Well. A hoverboard does exist, it all depends on how you define a hoverboard. Can it be huge? Hovercraft. does it have to hover or do you only require it to be able to stay off the ground? That jet wing, except with different fittings and an even more insane pilot.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2011 at 10:09 am
    @kingpong - the planet is overpopulated with humans. It is being degraded by our current usage, our increasing demand, and the rapidly growing population.

    There are other dwindling resources, clean water, food, and stuff that isn`t easily quantifiable - such as personal space. Sure you can rip the environment up, desalinate, eat sh*t and cope with crowding...

    Why though?

    Population control is a better option.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2011 at 10:12 am
    We have some of the finest time machines*



    *one way only, free memory wipe..
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2011 at 10:41 am
    `Haha, so can we start having "Brits, this is why you are stupid" posts on IAB now?`

    Yes you can. Providing, or course, you are prepared to reap the whirlwind of equally fine examples of American stupidity coming back the other way.
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    motownc Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2011 at 10:49 am
    I`ve one thing to say to this.... The survey was carried out in Birmingham.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    I love how all the comments are butthurt Europeans. Don`t get so fussy guys; there`s plenty of dumb people everywhere. As long as you aren`t in that percentage, you`re fine.
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    Crunchynoob Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2011 at 6:18 am
    bet most people taking the survey are taking the piss, just like when they had one which said 5% of Brits were `Jedi`s`

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