A new poll of 2,000 Americans by the Pew Research Center had some incredibly disturbing results:
Nearly two-thirds of those in a Pew Research Center poll, 64 percent, say they believe “creationism” should be taught alongside “evolution”…
“…alongside evolution”, meaning in Science class, as opposed to in Religion class.
In the poll by the Pew Research Center, 42 percent of those surveyed held strict “creationism” views that “living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.”
That’s right, 4 out of every 10 Americans believe that humans and dinosaurs and everything else in Creation, so to speak, have existed since the beginning of time! And in case you’re wondering, a Gallup poll found that this “Strict Creationist” group put the Beginning of Time at roughly 10,000 years ago, about six orders of magnitude smaller than the actual evidence indicates.
A good friend of mine made the comment, upon hearing these results, that people who could believe that could believe anything; you could delude them into to thinking or doing anything. It’s nothing short of a wake-up call, an America on the brink of decline, the Enlightenment finally extinguished.
Read the Full Pew Research Survey at Pew Forum
August 30, 2005
Read the Full Gallup Poll at Gallup.com
November 19, 2004