More than Half the British Population Doesn't Accept Theory of Evolution...

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  1. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    The BBC is reporting that more than half the British population does not accept the theory of evolution:
    What wasn't clear to me from the article was whether creationism and/or intelligent design are currently taught (alongside evolution) in British schools.
     
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    It's unremarkable that those least likely to have children in school were also the least likely to choose evolution. Older people are naturally more conservative. It also raises the question of who should choose, parents or society at large.

    It would be better to have a clearer idea of how the questions were represented and what percentage of those questioned identified as religious. Nonetheless, it shows that the Brits are just as confused as Americans when it comes to science.
     
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    I'm also ashamed - I've always ridiculed the fact that parts of America are determined to believe in this nonsense, and now it's catching on over here. :mad:
     
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    Quite! I find these results very surprising - I'd like to know more about the methodology.

    If accurate, this is a disturbing portent. As far as I know these people don't have any organised political representation at the moment. I presume they are mainly Christian fundamentalists.

    Religion is causing enough trouble around the world at the moment. Let's try and hang on to our sanity here.
     
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    [singing] you're as dumb as us, you're as dumb as us...[/singing]
     
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    Yes, it does indeed look like stupidity is contagious... :(
     
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    see,see we're as dumb as you nah nah nah.Mind you I don't know where they got these nutters from,for its certainly not true of London(except for those nutters outside tube stations with megaphones) smacks of PR for the beeb TV show.:rolleyes:
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    What sensationalist crap. From 2000 people... we get half the population. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice to see you back Gav.

    It's not a representational sample true, but this merely confirms what I have long suspected...

    The majority of the public is stupid...

    and ugly...

    and fat...

    ...probably.
     
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    Don't forget "and with the urgent need of dental work".:D
     
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    I tend to believe it's more along the lines of more than 50% of the British population doesn't understand the theory of evolution.

    A layman's understanding of Darwin's theory is so superfluous that it's easily challenged by the simply constructed, apparently convincing (albeit completely non-sequitur) creationist/ID arguments.
     
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    The majority of the population probably doesn't understand evolution. That, in my view, is mostly the reason. It's not like the majority of the population, after carefully mulling over the available evidence and supporting research surrounding both viewpoints, have decided in favour of creationism/ID. It's still deeply lamentable though.
     
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    They wouldn't have faith in your answers skunk.
     
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    I don't find any answers in their faith.
     
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    I love it when a thread about ignorance isn't focusing on the American population! :eek: ;) :D
     
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    It isn't all about you, you know. Isn't that just typical of you Americans! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Unfortunately it appears the majority of the congregation does find answers in the church of journalistic surveys.
     
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    It appears as though we have not yet cornered the market on dumb. We are out to an early lead, though.
     
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    Ah, you know those Brits, always a decade behind the US. Their obesity levels are only just now starting to equal what ours were 10 years ago. Hmmm, I wonder if there's a correlation there. The obesest states seem to be the most religious according to The American Obesity Association .
     
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    Gee, things are going so well.

    Half of US and Britain now refuse to accept evolution.

    Canada has elected a conservative government.

    The US, stuck in a horrible quagmire, is running out of soldiers.

    Bush signs executive order giving himself broader martial law powers.

    ECHELON is listening to everything.

    Hamas has taken power democratically.








    * (shoots self) *
     
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    You guys think I'm joking when I say that these are signs of the apocalypse. It's coming faster than I expected. I keep telling you, it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. ;)
     
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    Oh, I know you're not joking. When I see war-like right-wing extremists taking power all over the world, I can definitely believe the end is in sight.
     

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