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Author Topic:   33% of Americas Reject Evolution
Diomedes
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Message 1 of 24 (715025)
12-31-2013 3:00 PM


From the latest Pew poll on the subject:

http://www.usatoday.com/...ch-human-evolution-survey/4258083

On the flipside of course, 60% of Americas do believe humans evolved over time. Note that this figure does not distinguish between those that believe evolution is a purely natural phenomenon versus those that think that god had a hand in it.

I am not entirely positive and perhaps the other forum members can provide insight, but I believe the numbers that rejected evolution used to be much higher? As high as 50% at one point.

It does appear as though Creationism and ID are falling to the wayside. My suspicion is that the internet age coupled with the fallout from the Dover Trial probably drove several nails into the Creationism coffin.


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Diomedes
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Message 5 of 24 (715085)
01-01-2014 11:24 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by RAZD
12-31-2013 5:48 PM


Inverse correlation -- color me surprised

Education has always been the thorn in the side of religious zealotry. It's hard to keep the masses willfully ignorant as people become more knowledgeable about their surroundings.


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Diomedes
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Message 8 of 24 (715242)
01-02-2014 3:20 PM
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01-01-2014 12:22 PM


When fundamentalists teach people outright falsehoods under the guise of religious truth, then as these are exposed by education the people lose faith, sometimes catastrophically

One of the reasons the 'Clergy Project' was founded. To help people who actually made a career out of evangelizing come to grips with their loss of faith after reality sets in.

Your post about the individual that committed suicide reminded me of a video interview I saw that had Richard Dawkins comment on a former colleague of his. A Geologist who was apparently really bright and had the potential for great success in his field. But he was raised in a strict religious upbringing and could never reconcile the facts with his dogma. Unfortunate that a great mind was poisoned so early.


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Diomedes
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Message 21 of 24 (723789)
04-08-2014 3:35 PM
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04-08-2014 2:06 PM


Re: 33% of Americans are delusional
But what is more shocking than 1/3rd of americans rejecting evolution is that 1/4th of americans think the sun orbits the earth.


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