46% of americans believe man was created 10,000 years ago

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. how can a nation survive in the future with this kind of ignorance widespread through the population?
    back when we were a factory or a farm society it didnt matter. you could be this ignorant and still complete your robotic job screwing in bolts or something. the world has changed. to compete now we need smart people. i fear for our nation if this is the best our education system can do against the willful ignorance of the churches:



    A new Gallup poll measures Americans' belief in the origin of human beings, and how this belief correlates with church attendance, political party affiliation and education level. The poll was conducted by interviewing a random sample of 1,012 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

    The following question was asked to determine Americans' views on origin of human beings:


    Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings?
    1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process,
    2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process,
    3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.
    Forty six percent Americans believed in creationism, 32 percent believed in theistic evolution and 15 percent believed in evolution without any divine intervention.
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    Regular church attendance is strongly positively correlated with believing in creationism, and negatively correlated with believing in theistic evolution and evolution. Among those who attend church weekly, two-thirds believe in creationism, 25 percent believe in theistic evolution and a mere 3 percent believe in evolution.
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    Americans who believe in creationism are more likely to be Republican than Democrat or Independent, whereas those who believe in evolution are more likely to be Democrat or Independent, than Republican.
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    Education level is strongly positively correlated with believing in evolution, and theistic evolution, and negatively correlated with believing in creationism.

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  2. Ricter

    Ricter

    If it makes you feel any better, thanks to productivity advances in agriculture and manufacturing we need a lot fewer smart people to keep things running than we did a century ago. : )
     


  3. Good question. how can this nation survive when 50% of the population thinks taxes increases wealth?
     
  4. I would wager a large majority of those constituting the 46% are also members of the infamous "47%" and also will be voting for Romney.
     
  5. The real question is, what do the other 7% believe in? :eek:
     
  6. Time is the atheists "magical ingredient" which makes all things possible. Hell...on a long enough timeline you can have nothing suddenly turn into the entire universe for NO reason and NO catalyst, or anything!


    Atheists basically believe that if you have a large enough room that is completely empty of air, gas or anything, you lock the door, and then open it 15 billion years from now, there will be stars and planets and gravity and even people in that large room.
     
  7. They'd better watch out God might be present too!
     
  8. Is this guy the dumbest fuck on planet earth or what?
     
  9. Wallet

    Wallet

    No, he's just pointing to the proof in the extremes. Matter cannot spontaneously create itself.
     
  10. lol . . . peil has incredible vision, he can see 15 billion years ahead.
     
    #10     Oct 25, 2012