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% U.S. Adults Accepting Evolution Declining To 40%  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1274 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."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,207858,00.html



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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1252 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.  Big grin

Probably going to be a flame war soon. Wonder who else's enemy list I'll get put on!  Smile

On topic: Neat statistic. Probably due to the roots of this country.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 1):
people will probably point out how dumb Americans are

indeed:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 1):
Mayeb some of these won't happen.

 duck   Wink



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

We also lag behind the rest of the world in accepting global warming.



User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):

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.  Smile

You, Aloges, are an unidentified, sniveling rat thing with hooded eyelids:
Big version: Width: 600 Height: 552 File size: 68kb
What? Why are you looking at me?


To all the Americans-I've ruined our country forever, am going to move to Mexico.


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):
"Other people say these are very interesting metaphorical stories in that they give us guidance, but they're not science books."

At least there's some hope - there are other people who live in the US Keesje, thanks for the attempted slam.



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 4):
You, Aloges, are an unidentified, sniveling rat thing with hooded eyelids:

At least I get kids to say "Aw, cute!"



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 6):
At least I get kids to say "Aw, cute!"

Well, the last two comments on it were as follows:

Quoting all sorts of people, reply=to me on Myspace:
May 26, 2006 12:07 AM
It has a moustachio, it looks like a strange sort of ground marmot thingie. Suitable for shooting I bet!



May 25, 2006 11:56 PM
No because Elijah is the greatest, and this thing clearly is NOT! :| Plus, you didn't take him on your family trip, remember?  Smile

Personally, though, I think your whiskers are great.  Wink


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 7):
I think your whiskers are great.



hmmmm....  scratchchin 



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 8):
hmmmm....

Lol. Apt comment. I concede.  Embarrassment


User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1183 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%...

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 5):
At least there's some hope - there are other people who live in the US Keesje,

Just jooking! I know a zillion smart US folks that would laugh their pants off & make jokes about it I wouldn´t dare to come up with!

However I must admit I never really asked them about the evolution theory.. Next time after 5 Buds in the hotel bar I´ll give it a try.


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