... but I believe the numbers that rejected evolution used to be much higher? As high as 50% at one point.
I go with Dr A that it depends on how you look at\report the data.
quote:The Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project report released Monday found that 33% think "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time." Sixty percent agreed with evolution.
Among those who agree with human evolution, about half attribute it to "natural processes such as natural selection." Whereas, 24% of adults say "a supreme being guided the evolution of living things."
So if you add 33 and 24 you get 57% by god/s hand/s
quote:due to natural processes such as natural selection” (32% of the American public overall).
so 33% pure god/s 24% gods and evolution 32% pure evolution 11% unknown
Interesting that they don't break it down by education ... oh wait, they did:
Evolved over time
Existed in present form
HS grad or less
Inverse correlation -- color me surprised This may also explain some of the differences between men and women ...
quote:At school (in our country that normally goes till you're 18, Grade 12) one of my classmates was raised as an True Christian (PTY LTD) . Known in the US as True Christian (TM). SDA. Not even allowed to drink Coca Cola at home.
After school he went to Uni, got brilliant grades, but the cognitive dissonance got too much for him. He killed himself after 3 years. Gassed himself in his car. Reality contradicted his beliefs. With tragic results for him and his family.
Most others seem to lose faith entirely when the cognitive dissonance gets too great. Very few afaic, like Greg Morton, change beliefs to resolve the conflicts but remain faithful.
Have a look at The Creation Answers book, and Creation Magazine. Figures? These add up.
No I can't say that I have, nor can I see what exactly you are talking about. Perhaps you could take what you feel is the most convincing point and present it. Hopefully you would be able to defend this point rather than just parrot it.
Note for this discussion the process of evolution is an observed demonstrated fact.
The process of evolution involves changes in the composition of hereditary traits, and changes to the frequency of their distributions within breeding populations from generation to generation, in response to ecological challenges and opportunities.
This occurs in virtually every generation of every species living in the world today, and to reject\disbelieve this fact is imho irrational, as if you can reject\disbelieve gravity.
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These are just some of the intermediates in the fossil record.
"A" is a modern chimp, Pan troglodytes and "N" is a modern man, Homo sapiens sapiens, and the others are the fossil hominids from earliest to latest -- where do you draw the line where there are no intermediate fossils?
Now it is quite possible that you have not been exposed to the facts as known by science, but it is possible to correct ignorance by learning.
The question is whether you want to learn what science has to say, or do you want to hide your ignorance behind faith in delusional teachings.
The earth is old, very very old. Would you like to discuss the evidence that shows that the earth is old? See Message 63.
Are you on a search for truth or just preachin.
* where "delusional" refers to 1b or 2 until 3 is demonstrated:
and where "delusional" 1b or 2, like ignorance, are curable by education\learning.
Yes, it is shocking that only 33% of Americans accept the fact of evolution through natural selection, especially since it has been observed, backed up by the fossil record, human/chimp chromosomes, and ERVs in the human genome.
I think you have that backwards. But what is more shocking than 1/3rd of americans rejecting evolution is that 1/4th of americans think the sun orbits the earth.