Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Education

Britons clueless about basic anatomy

So, this is the state to which our education system has deteriorated.  We’ve seen the poor GCSE math and geography questions, now we find out that most people don’t know where their organs are.  According to a UK survey, 50% of people did not know where their heart was. 

Of course, the survey pointed out that in 1970, results of a similar survey showed similar results.  So, what does that mean?  The public is still clueless about basic anatomy.

Interestingly, almost everyone knew where their intestines were.  Then, again, that might not be so surprising given the obsession with eating.

Though the survey did not ask it, I would certainly hope that everyone knows where their brain is.  It’s hard to tell whether someone really has one sometimes.  Harder still to tell whether they know how to use it.

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