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Monday, June 11, 2007

Seal the borders, NOW!
This kind of stupidity could be contagious. Don't misinterpret me, I don't think that belief in God should disqualify one from holding high office, but I do think that disbelief in science should. If you are superstitious enough to believe, despite mountains of empirical scientific evidence to the contrary, theat we humans were put here in our present form as a species less than 10,000 years ago by your mystical Sky Daddy, then you are denying basic empirical evidence. If you really believe this, I have no reason to trust that you wouldn't go along if the pope or Pat Robertson told you gravity was just God pushing down on your shoulders and that airplanes could fly because He chose not to push down on them. Would you hire a person who believed that to design aircraft? Or teach biology or physics?

From the linked USA Today/Gallup poll:

23.Next, we'd like to ask about your views on two different explanations for the origin and development of life on earth. Do you think Evolution, that is, the idea that human beings developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life is:

Definitely true 18%
Probably true 35%
Probably false 16 %
Definitely false 28%
No opinion 3%
Total true 53%
Total false 44%

B. Creationism, that is, the idea that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years is:

Definitely true 39%
Probably true 27%
Probably false 16%
Definitely false 15%
No opinion 3 %
Total true 66%
Total false 31%

I suppose the difference between the percentage that are sure evolution is definitely false and the percent that are sure creationism is definitely true represents those who cling to intelligent design to try to put a faux scientific gloss on their superstition, but the notion that there is a core of about 30% or more that are just plain willfully ignorant is more than a little disturbing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Visit http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=14965

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the rev. said...

I know all about the so-called deep integration plan and I also know all about Ron Paul. He may be the only Republican running who opposes a North American Union, but he's a NUTJOB.
http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2007/06/ron-paul-vs-new-world-order.html
Paul is a former Libertarian candidate who is backed by such luminaries as former KKK Grand Poobah David Duke. Even if I had been hit over the head with a shovel repeatedly, I'd still be smart enough not to support Ron Paul. Go peddle it elsewhere.

David said...

"Paul is a former Libertarian candidate who is backed by such luminaries as former KKK Grand Poobah David Duke."

I knew there had to be a reason the "creep factor" I was experiencing when listening to Ron Paul.

sassy said...

Hi Rev and David,

The Ron Paul KKK anon peddler had been trolling other blogs recently. Must be stupid season and, I see from your post Rev that anon is not the only one celebrating.

(30% - don't just close the boarders, put a wall up, a very BIG wall!)

I'm off now to walk my pet dino. through the swamp.