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Old 01-21-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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Unbelievable! A majority of Republicans think the earth is no more than 8,000 years old????

Little Green Footballs - Gallup Poll: 58% of Republicans Are Young Earth Creationists

...and 41% of Democrats also believe in young earth creationism and that's downright embrarrassing! How can we ever agree on anything when facts are subject to feelings and provably false beliefs?

 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Thanks for posting that 41% of Democrats are also young earth creationists, showing that Republicans don't have a monopoly on it. Most of the Christian Right are Republicans so its natural the percentage will be higher among the Republican party.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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For such a scientifically advanced country, our general stupidity and ignorance always amazes me.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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Most Americans are not scientists, of course, and cannot be expected to understand all of the latest evidence and competing viewpoints on the development of the human species. Still, it would be hard to dispute that most scientists who study humans agree that the species evolved over millions of years, and that relatively few scientists believe that humans began in their current form only 10,000 years ago without the benefit of evolution. Thus, almost half of Americans today hold a belief, at least as measured by this question wording, that is at odds with the preponderance of the scientific literature.
This is what comes from allowing every Tom, Dick, and Harry to have input into the public school science curriculum.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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How can we ever agree on anything when facts are subject to feelings and provably false beliefs?
We can't. What we have to do is count on the half of Americans who aren't complete idiots to move the country forward despite constant attempts to drag us down. So far, we've done a pretty good job as a country.

Imagine if they ever got their way. No science in schools. No funding for research. No people to fill jobs at Genentech and Intel and Dow. We would very quickly lose our position of scientific dominance, and with it our economic and military dominance.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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Do they have a break down in region? Like, what areas, where Creationism or Intelligent design is being taught in our public schools?
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Big deal, I'm far more concerned with the 99% of Democrat voters who believe their leaders will actually help them.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Big deal, I'm far more concerned with the 99% of Democrat voters who believe their leaders will actually help them.
Don't get too high and mighty on your made up "facts" there, buddy. The majority of your side think Eve was made from a rib 10,000 years ago.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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Big deal, I'm far more concerned with the 99% of Democrat voters who believe their leaders will actually help them.
Ah yes, when lacking a response to the actual topic, just make up something and attempt to deflect. How about just not posting if you have nothing on topic to say?
 
Old 01-21-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Thanks for posting that 41% of Democrats are also young earth creationists, showing that Republicans don't have a monopoly on it. Most of the Christian Right are Republicans so its natural the percentage will be higher among the Republican party.
Yeah, but I'm pretty sure that same 41% of Democrats aren't also ''Birthers'', ''Obama is secretly a Muslim'' or ''Climate Change Deniers'' as well! And actually, much more disturbing is how much distrust for science is actually more common among conservatives now, especially the ones with higher levels of education!

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