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Only 39% believe in Evolution!


On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don't have an opinion either way....

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I'm one of those 39%, funny how the more highly educated they went with that poll, the more people believed in Evolution...
POSTGRADUATES 74% were believers.

Just for a point of [sign in to see URL] only went through high school, no further.

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We are both in the minority hehehe... I have the education and still don't believe in it which is the opposite from what the poll would indicate...

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Hmmm, I guess "opposites do attract!" emoticon

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If you can understand what evolution actually means, the science makes a lot of sense.
People think of evolution only in terms of human or animal evolution and they fail to see that even something like technology didn't just happen, it evolved from the idea of harnessing electricity.
Writing didn't just happen, it evolved from the first shapes the Sumerians made to record their business transactions.
And so on; 'evolution' is around us in everything, and if we accept that it's merely a process of trial and error and then building on what works, then it's a fairly easy concept to understand.
Of course believing in the mythology of the ancient Near East is a whole lot easier.
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That's just an American survey, not a World View! I was interested to see that the percentage rose for more educated people, that makes sense of course.
I'd like to see a world wide survey.
Science is fact and provable so it would figure that more people believe in evolution - all types of evolution.

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Here's an example of evolution. The ice caps are melting and man is moving into the grizzly bear's habitat. so it's logical that they should, together, do something to ensure that bears survive somehow. This bear is a way to see evolution in action.
]Grolar bear.

There's a very interesting Nat Geo episode about the evolution of the bear, in the series, Evolutions.
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Sorry for the delay Petal (I had to clean up the image)

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I think a better question would have been: Do you think it is possible to believe in science and God simultaneously? But I didn't do the survey so...

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That figure for SA is so low because science and the understanding of it is a cultural thing. Considering that about 80% of our population haven't studied science to any great degree it's not surprising. The percentages rise where the standard and level of education is higher.
Personally, I think that believing in God does not preclude understanding science and acknowledging that it makes sense.
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The thing that struck me most about the survey was Russia's results. That country had almost 100 years of rule where believing in God could land you in prison but over 1/2 the respondents still said it was possible to have a belief in God and evolution!

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