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Over at Gene Expression, Razib posts some data from an NSF study on science knowledge among different age groups and different regions around the world. In general, youngsters beat out people over 65. Two areas that showed the biggest discrepancy between young and old were continental drift and the amount of time it takes for the Earth to make its way around the sun.

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