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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Michael Goff, Apr 22, 2014.
Well then, time to get religion out of the science classes.
Can we get a political breakdown of these survey participants? I think we all know what the findings would be.
Devo was right. Humankind is devolving.
Some areas are more devolved than others.
That is a good question, and I'm trying my best to find any information. If somebody finds it before I do, please share.
I bet they all belong to the Loony Party.
Here's something. Seems that many Republicans stopped believing in evolution after President Obama was elected. This tells you that the angrier they are, the more they deny science.
Interesting wording on that graph: "existed in present form since the beginning"
If we are as we've always been, then we havn't changed
If we havn't changed, then we aren't changing
If we aren't changing, then we wont change
Well, this can be explained easily.
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When these type of people make up a very large part of American population, stupid **** like this is going to happen.
What really needs to be pushed is this
I'll repeat myself. Ignorance, and the celebration of it, are killing the US.
*Sigh* You know, besides atheists this probably isn't even an issue for Buddhists, Hindus or even many Christians (read some of the Church Fathers who wrote what is already in the bible - namely one day to God is like a 1000 years - YEC would have seemed daft).
I guess punctuality wasn't god's strong suit.
So, God created the world, completely from scratch, in six days 6,000 years, you're saying?
I don't get the need to inject supernatural elements into things. So far everything we've attributed to the supernatural in the past has proven to be anything but.
We have a whole stack of really good evidence for the Big Bang and zero for anything else. Why do people continue to cling to faith when they're wrong?
What's more important? Having faith or knowing the truth?
I vote truth, every time.
I believe as a society Americans are devolving.
"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
I wouldn't go that far. If you compare these numbers to the 1980's, for example, you would probably think we've rapidly evolved since then. Funny part is these people who deny evolution and climate change because it might have a negative effect on their lives are the same crowd who believe the "end days" are here. Pretty ironic for such skeptical people.
Ok, some segment of society is devolving, the ones who don't want to take responsibility for their actions and are more comfortable with their faith than scientific evidence.
And time to replace science teachers who don't know the difference and can't teach accordingly.
So...Republicans? Yes, they've gotten worse since the evangelical movement hijacked their party in the 80's.
That's kind of a stretch that it has to do with Obama being elected. You could choose any event in that time period and attribute it to that.
Agreed. The Creationism movement has also strengthened, but we can't attribute that to the Obama election.
Perhaps there's no correlation, and I have no evidence to show there is, but it's a HUGE coincidence. As someone in another thread said, maybe there's no proven causation but it's a lot of correlation.
But you can correlate any number of things to the change... "Obama is president so I'm gonna stop believing in evolution" seems far fetched. Your assertion has no basis.
Edit: According to this article it sounds like the change is more because the Republican party has brought back more people that don't believe in evolution. Obama becoming president didn't discredit evolution. A democrat becoming president may have brought lazy republicans back into the party, thereby increasing the number of people in the party and thus increasing the amount that don't believe in evolution.
I don't know the logic behind their thinking. But it's really a huge drop in such a short span of time for one political party, it's hard not to link it to their feelings of a loss and national abandonment of their values. At least that's my view on it, but again, maybe I'm wrong. On the other hand, has anything really happened in the past few years that reaffirmed traditional biblical beliefs on a national scale? I can't recall anything.
Ahh that makes sense. I have no problem being wrong.