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USA: Evolution up while Perry climbs down

Postby Brian Jordan » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:15 pm

Acceptance of evolution is still going up while creationism goes down in the USA. Meanwhile, Perry backs down and goes for "weak-tea theistic evolution".
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/clay-naff/evolution-ascendant-polls-darwin-human-origins-creationism_b_961776.html
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Re: USA: Evolution up while Perry climbs down

Postby Roger Stanyard » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:47 am

Brian Jordan wrote:Acceptance of evolution is still going up while creationism goes down in the USA. Meanwhile, Perry backs down and goes for "weak-tea theistic evolution".
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/clay-naff/evolution-ascendant-polls-darwin-human-origins-creationism_b_961776.html



Brian, I see nothing positive from this report. Opinion polls are notoriously unreliable, especially when it comes to creationist beliefs, and slight differences in the wording of questions can have major impacts on the results.

Basically the report suggests that belief in creationism is the same as it was 30 years ago - rampant.

So despite big increases in the average levels of qualifications/education of Americans, huge increases in the number of immigrants from, for example, Catholic and non-creationist Latin America, despite all the efforts of scientists and the likes of NCSE, despite the Skeptics movement, despite the rationalist movement, despite the Gnu Atheists, despite the "liberal" baby boom generation, despite the creationist losing every court case, nothing has changed.

The only possible "good news" is that the creationists haven't changed anything either.
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