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By jardinier ·
This is NOT an attempt to reopen the EL thread.

It is however a tragic comment on the mentality of ****** .... I can't complete this sentence for fear of being accused of America bashing.

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A Gallup Poll released Wednesday suggests about 53 percent of Americans reject the theory of evolution as the explanation for the origin of humans.

Instead, they believe God created humans at one time "as is," the survey showed.

About 31 percent of respondents said they believe humans evolved, but God guided the process. Only 1.2 percent said they believe the scientific theory of evolution and "God had no part."

Researchers said people with lower levels of education, those who attend church regularly, those who are 65 or older and those who identify with the Republican Party are more likely to believe in the biblical story of the origin of humans.

The poll was conducted in September but no margin of error figures or other information was available.

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don't overestimate the tragedy

by Absolutely In reply to Thursday unfunny yuk

Gallup says 53 percent of Americans, but the truth is 53 percent of respondents. We cannot know what percentage of atheists responded "I have better things to do than explain myself to you!"

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10 percent of Evolutionists believe God created humans in present form

by maxwell edison In reply to Thursday unfunny yuk

From a similar Gallop Poll

By a majority of 51 percent, Evolutionists believe that human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process.

But only 34 percent of Evolutionists believe that human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in the process.

And 10 percent of Evolutionists believe that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.

According to a study published by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the difference suggests that there is either a very broad interpretation of the term "creationism" -- one that does not support the biblical account of the creation of the human race -- or that there is misunderstanding about what the label "creationism" means, among at least some of the creation-leaning public.

This was a March 2001 poll, by the way.

Source:

http://www.unl.edu/rhames/courses/current/creation/evol-poll.htm

I can't find the exact details of the March 2005 poll, and I'm not going to pay $95 to find out.

http://poll.gallup.com/content/default.aspx?ci=21811&pg=1

But I'm working on it.

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Missing key word in all of your statistics

by neilb@uk In reply to 10 percent of Evolutionis ...

"American"

It was the key word in Julian's original post, although apologetically so...

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Then I thought that I'd better check!

by neilb@uk In reply to Missing key word in all o ...

and see if we feel the same. Some few thousand random Brits were asked what best described their view of the origin and development of life:

22% chose creationism
17% opted for intelligent design
48% selected evolution theory
13% did not know.

Furthermore, more than 40% of those questioned believe that creationism or intelligent design should be taught in school science lessons.

I'm surprised and a little disturbed. Creationism I can understand as it's actually part of the Islamic belief system as well as Christian and Jewish - but ID? Where do we get that from? It's purely an invention of American fundamentalist lawyers and meaningless.

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How about this

by maecuff In reply to Then I thought that I'd b ...

catagory.. the 'I don't care' catagory. We're here.

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Thank you

by neilb@uk In reply to How about this

Always in with the sensible answer.

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You've forgotten that most of the various Christian sects originated ......

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Thank you

on your side of the pond. Some of them have had enhancements added over hear and a few have sprung forth from earlier versions. It's mostly all stuff and nonsense anyway; nothing to lose sleep over, unless that is, some of these yahoos acquire political power and/or influence.

The WCTU achieved it in the early twenties and thirties and there was Prohibition, now the religious right is achieving prominence. They too, will pass.

Dawg ]:)

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political power and/or influence.

by jardinier In reply to You've forgotten that mos ...

Perhaps you are not aware that evangelical Christians were DIRECTLY responsible for the re-election of George Bush in 2004.

His campaign manager quite deliberately targeted this group on the correct assumption that they would vote for Bush because of the issues of abortion and gay marriages.

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Not aware of them??? You've got to be kidding.

by sleepin'dawg In reply to You've forgotten that mos ...

When I'm at home the US border is a 15 - 20 minute drive depending on traffic and I spend about 50% of my work time there. You hear them long before you see them and within seconds you are soon wishing you could do neither.

Dawg

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Well..

by maecuff In reply to Thank you

It really makes no difference, does it? I have no idea where we came from, although evolution makes the most sense to me. Creationism makes about as much sense as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, but who knows?

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