Friday, September 02, 2005

Summary of Findings: Religion A Strength And Weakness For Both Parties


Or, as Slate says, "Sixty-four percent of Americans want schools to teach creationism along with evolution. Forty-two percent think "living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time," and another 18 percent believe in evolution but think a supreme being guides it."

Or, as SuperMark says: "42% of Americans think evolution is a total crock? That's amazing."

Ah well - maybe we'll have bred that out in 100 years.

1 comment:

wooglins said...

Evolution is one of those odd things in science that is really a hypothesis becase the proof stage of the scientific process has never been completed, but it is percieved as scientifc fact. Their is a reason it is refered to currently as "the theory of evolution", it is a theory. Once the scientifc proceess is completed it will then just simply be called evolution. Until then it is just a theory.

Darwin himself realized at the end of his career that his hypothesis was being accepted as scientific fact without complete process and spoke about it not being fact but theory. The scientifc community would not listen as they thought he was bowing to religion.