I knew there was a breathtaking amount of scientific illiteracy in this country, but frankly the results of this poll shocked me:
Poll: Give Bible story of creation equal time
The poll found that 42 percent of respondents hold strict creationist views, agreeing that "living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time."
In contrast, 48 percent said they believed that humans had evolved over time; of those, 18 percent said that evolution was "guided by a supreme being," and 26 percent said it occurred through natural selection.
I'm starting to wonder if America has just had its "jump the shark" moment, the point at which living in luxury for so long has spoiled us and made our brains rotten and soft.
Reread those results. 42% of this country hold strict creationist views? What the hell is wrong with you people? I usually try to respect other people's view points but this is absolutely loony-toons and anyone who believes in strict creationism doesn't deserve a serious hearing. They need to be pointed out and laughed at just like the flat-earthers and the gravity deniers.
And this should come as no surprise:
Those who believe in creationism said they were "very certain" of their views (63 percent), compared to those who believe in evolution (32 percent).
The ignorant certainly are very comfortable in their ignorance.
I'm not exactly sure when this country started hurtling over the cliff but for anyone who cares about the future this should be a wake up call. Some brave souls, like Dr. Myers have been fighting against this garbage for a long time now. It's time more of us stood up and made our voices heard. Write letters, challenge anyone who states these view points, educate yourself to refute these "arguments", show up at school board meetings and pay attention to school board elections, do whatever you can. We're not going to roll back ignorance this vast all at once, but just as this dark cloud descended upon us slowly, so will we slowly roll it back.