Fox News carried out a phone survey to find out what people thought of god and science. Here are the results:
Which do you think is more likely to actually be the explanation for the origin of human life on Earth:
The theory of evolution as outlined by Darwin and other scientists 21% The Biblical account of creation as told in the Bible, 45% or Are both true? 27% (Don’t know) 7%
It’s nothing at all surprising; a little less than half the American population typically answers these sorts of questions with dumb piety. The fact that a quarter are trying to claim compatibility is a little weird, but otherwise, whoop-de-do.
I’m sure many of you saw this poll. If it accurately represents the population in the USA, then why is evolution taught as fact in schools? Why do secularists have so much control over what is taught? I think there are a number of reasons and will comment later–but thought you would be interested to read this.
Somebody is unclear on the concept. Science is not determined by public opinion, and you don’t settle it by running a poll. Shall we vote on math, chemistry, physics, psychology, history, literature, and Spanish, too?
(Also on FtB)