Sep 26 2006


Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals: true or false? This simple question is splitting America apart, with a growing proportion thinking that we did not descend from an ancestral ape. A survey of 32 European countries, the US and Japan has revealed that only Turkey is less willing than the US to accept evolution as fact.Why doesn’t America believe in evolution?


2 responses so far

  • spoonix says:

    I think the more important figure is the second study cited later on in the article… the part where they mention the percentage of people who overtly reject evolution has dropped from 48% to 39% over the same period. To me, that says even if more people (5% over 20 years) are looking to religion instead of science, they’re more secular than fundamentalist in their beliefs.

  • BigDaddyP says:

    Yet more proof of the narrow-mindedness and ignorance that religion breeds in people. If you want proof of the extent of damage religion can do, just look to the middle east. And please, don’t even fool yourself for one second into thinking that christianity is any better than islam. It is just as harsh, cruel, idiotic, and destructive. Just take a quick look at history. Or, you can even look up the bonfire of the vanities. And no, not the movie.