Monday, November 22, 2004

Paging Clarence Darrow

Paging Clarence Darrow

"According to a new Gallup poll, 'only about a third of Americans believe that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is a scientific theory that has been well supported by the evidence, while just as many say that it is just one of many theories and has not been supported by the evidence.

A third of Americans are biblical literalists who believe that the Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.'"

That's been my guesstimate for years, but I always wondered if I was guessing too high.

Some good stuff in the blogosphere on this:

  • "The religiously insane Americans who believe that the world is only 10,000 years old want to do more than steal our democracy from us, they want to steal our faith from us as well."
  • "Thanks, Gallup, for ruining my day. No wonder Bush won."
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