Wednesday, August 16, 2006

America: In Evolution We Don't Trust

Given that more than half of all American adults aren't aware that the Earth goes around the Sun once a year, it's hardly surprising that the concept of evolution doesn't sit well with Americans. What is surprising, however, is the large number - around one-third - that believe evolution is wrong.

"One in three American adults firmly rejects the concept of evolution, a significantly higher proportion than found in any western European country," said Jon D. Miller, a researcher from Michigan State University who conducted the evolution survey.


I'll be going to Canada this October. I just might stay.

5 comments:

Chris said...

I think you'll dig Halifax. It's an odd city started out as a bit of a redneck port town, but it's evolved into a bit of a cultural nexus. Lots of cool little cafes and restaurants and hangouts. Make sure you take some time to explore. Can't say much for the winters though!

epikles said...

"firmly rejects". woah. i believe these are the same 33% who "fervently support" the current administration. i'm sure most of them are scientists, too.

W.M. Bear said...

I honestly don't give a flying fuck what most people think. (I like Mac's term "fuckwit" and believe it has wide application, especially in this country.) At any rate, I WOULDN'T care except that people's appalling ignorance and generally unreal (because unsystematic) POVs affect the way they vote (i.e., tend to make them vote Republican). But even the minds of most academics sporting Ph.D.'s are tissues of fallacy....

Anonymous said...

Cuanto subnormal.
Todos descendemos de Adan und Eva.
Negritos, blanquitos, amarillitos,etc.
Viva Darwin y la kultura.

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