A lot of people, even my fellow Americans, like to point out the stupidity/ignorance of the average American. Personally, I don't think that comments like that go far enough. People in general are pretty stupid, as evidenced by the following:
Yup, the French are just as dumb. In case you didn't want to watch the whole thing, it basically comes down to it that the game show contestant didn't know what revolves around The Earth. More than half the audience thought that the sun went around The Earth.
What the hell is wrong with people? Do they just sit in a cave all day watching reality TV? How can you go through life being THAT ignorant? Ugh. It hurts my head.
I remember watching Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" segment one time, and he asked a couple of college graduates whether the moon or the sun was bigger. They went with the moon. He also asked how many planets were in the solar system - they went with about 1,000.
Is it any wonder why half the population doesn't believe in evolution? Clearly, they're too dumb to understand it.