Don't believe in God? Doubt Darwin anyway? No problem ... thank Richard Dawkins!
Discovery Institute (yes, yes, the evil Discos) writes to say,
Zogby Poll Shows Dramatic Jump in Number of Americans Who Favor Teaching Both Sides of EvolutionHere's the whole gruesome poll.
Surprisingly Strong Support Seen Among Democrats and Liberals
A new Zogby poll on the eve of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday shows a dramatic rise in the number of Americans who agree that when biology teachers teach the scientific evidence for Darwin’s theory of evolution, they also should teach the scientific evidence against it. Surprisingly, the poll also shows overwhelming support among self-identified Democrats and liberals for academic freedom to discuss the “strengths and weaknesses” evolution.
Over 78% of likely voters agree with teaching both the evidence for and against Darwin’s theory, according to the new national poll.
“This represents a dramatic 9-point jump from 2006, when only 69% of respondents in a similar poll favored teaching both sides,” said Discovery Institute’s Dr. John West. “At the same time, the number of likely voters who support teaching only the evidence that favors evolution dropped 7 points from 21% in 2006 to 14.4% in 2009. More here.
I personally believe that the change in the numbers who say, "Aw, just teach it all," is due to the strident celebration of Darwin by materialist atheists. They need his theory to be true, despite evidence, and they are simply out of step with what most people think.
Oh yes, and dim Bible School profs who think we all need protection from the Darwinists. "No conflict between science and religion," says the prof.
Yeah sure, but what does the prof think science is, and what does he think religion is? Darwin thought that black people were closer to gorillas than white people are. Is that really science?
Also, the universe shows overwhelming evidence of intelligent design. Is that really religion?
I am tempted to get down on my knees and thank the "new atheist" movement, and especially, Richard Dawkins, for these results. Everyone now wants the window to be opened, to dissipate the foul air.
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