Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1300 times:
A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution.
Only Turkey ranked lower.
"Whether it's the Bible or the Koran, there are some people who think it's everything you need to know," Miller said. "Other people say these are very interesting metaphorical stories in that they give us guidance, but they're not science books."
Halcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1278 times:
You're going to:
get slammed for the topic,
get slammed for daring to use Fox,
the picture posted at the end,
get slammed by people disliking "superstitious" believers in God,
and people will probably point out how dumb Americans are due to this.
Mayeb some of these won't happen.
Probably going to be a flame war soon. Wonder who else's enemy list I'll get put on!
On topic: Neat statistic. Probably due to the roots of this country.
Weeeelllllllllll, thank you Mr. Smarty Pantaloons! I am CRYING now. Lol. Sheesh. I even changed it with spell check. Well, thought I did. This is one of those terrible, terrible moments when I have to go buy some ice cream and cookies to make me feel better about myself.
You, Aloges, are an unidentified, sniveling rat thing with hooded eyelids:
What? Why are you looking at me?
To all the Americans-I've ruined our country forever, am going to move to Mexico.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
An interesting statistic to correlate with the results in the original message would be, what percentage of american adults have a decently informed knowledge base on evolution from which to draw their acceptance of it, rather than the typical "humans came from monkeys, and there is no god involved" level of understanding... I'd be willing to bet that the percentage of ill-informed US citizens is at least 60%...