Monday, November 22, 2004

No Further Comment Required

I'm making no sarky comments on this at all - I'll let the facts speak for themselves.

According to Gallup only a third of Americans believe Darwin's Evolution Theory. Another third believe God created man 10,000 years ago and the remaining third don't know one way or another!

via Waxy

7 comments:

ILuvNUFC said...

Snigger. :)

Gamblog UK said...

Figures.

Anonymous said...

It's not quite as cut and dried as you think.

There are rational arguments for both sides of the argument just as their are gaping holes in both sides.

I'm not a Christian OR a Scientist. Which is why I sit in the "Don't Know" camp.

Ultimately, BOTH arguments demand faith. Either that in a god or in ultimately unprovable (until we get a working time machine) scientific _theory_.

mmChronic said...

The evolution theory demands a little less faith than some supreme being instaneously creating a planet (which was the centre of the universe no less!) full of fully evo^H^H^Hformed life just 10,000 years or so ago.

I know which one I believe.

mom bot said...

Darwin was right, and the cute Adam and Eve myth is just that!

Merg said...

I saw this last week elsewhere -- it also showed that a little over 1/3 of Americans believe that the Bible is the Word of God and perfect/infalliable. (except, presumably, for the bits about genocide, slavery, etc.).

Never mind that even if you believe that it originated with God, it's still been filtered through man several times -- people with agendas, people who made errors, and in at least a few cases, people were partial to hallucinogenics. Not to mention most people read translations (... of translations, etc., in many cases).

Talking of evolution, anyone see the paper on genetic algorithms a few years ago that proved via simulation that eyes could evolve naturally without ever passing through a "useless" stage, from just a vaguely light-sensitive patch of cells to a fully functioning eye? Very cool stuff. Well worth a read for the geeks in the audience.

ILuvNUFC said...

Merg. Check your Gmail, please. I need some help.