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16-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Is the 42% thing accurate?
Creationists keep claiming that their "truth" is not only on the rise but its at 42%. If this were true then we would have already long ago forced the supreme court to stop teaching evolution and creationism and the bible would be 90% of K-12.

So we all know those numbers are complete crap. So just what is the real status on how many people believe in this ancient fairy tale bullshit anyway? Is it falling or rising lately? It seems everyone is tossing large 40's - 80's numbers and not saying where it comes from.


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16-07-2014, 12:15 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
According to the Gallup poll 46% hold a creationist view of human origins:

46% Hold Creationist View

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16-07-2014, 01:24 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
In either case, it is 40% too high if you ask me.


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16-07-2014, 01:31 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
(16-07-2014 12:15 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  According to the Gallup poll 46% hold a creationist view of human origins:

46% Hold Creationist View
46% with Creationist view, 32% think god guides evolution.
It seems to me that although evolution is being taught in USA schools that either it isn't being taught well, or in general USA people are un-teachable, or in general USA people are closeminded to evidence contrary to their current beliefs.
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16-07-2014, 02:15 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
(16-07-2014 01:31 PM)Stevil Wrote:  
(16-07-2014 12:15 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  According to the Gallup poll 46% hold a creationist view of human origins:

46% Hold Creationist View
46% with Creationist view, 32% think god guides evolution.
It seems to me that although evolution is being taught in USA schools that either it isn't being taught well, or in general USA people are un-teachable, or in general USA people are closeminded to evidence contrary to their current beliefs.

Actually, according to my experience. There is no school that teaches evolution in America. At least not unless your able to pass an algebra I class and are not one of the stupid kids like me and can get into Biology class or some other higher science class.


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16-07-2014, 02:20 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
In America we have the religious hucksters like Ken Ham and Ray Comfort that profit off of the ignorance of Christians. I don't know if any other countries suffer from this quite like we do.

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16-07-2014, 05:55 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
(16-07-2014 02:15 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  
(16-07-2014 01:31 PM)Stevil Wrote:  46% with Creationist view, 32% think god guides evolution.
It seems to me that although evolution is being taught in USA schools that either it isn't being taught well, or in general USA people are un-teachable, or in general USA people are closeminded to evidence contrary to their current beliefs.

Actually, according to my experience. There is no school that teaches evolution in America. At least not unless your able to pass an algebra I class and are not one of the stupid kids like me and can get into Biology class or some other higher science class.

Education is a state issue. Where I went to Hugh school biology was required for graduation, and evolution was a staple of that course. Meaning in order to graduate in the state of TN you had to at least understand the basics about evolution.
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16-07-2014, 08:08 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
(16-07-2014 05:55 PM)natachan Wrote:  
(16-07-2014 02:15 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  Actually, according to my experience. There is no school that teaches evolution in America. At least not unless your able to pass an algebra I class and are not one of the stupid kids like me and can get into Biology class or some other higher science class.

Education is a state issue. Where I went to Hugh school biology was required for graduation, and evolution was a staple of that course. Meaning in order to graduate in the state of TN you had to at least understand the basics about evolution.

I envy you a little lol. Then again, I was in special Ed my whole life since like third grade or so.

I never even had to do a senior project or nothing. In fact, I made up like 10-15 credits I was missing during my senior year just by doing crossword puzzles, elementary style spelling and reading lessons and stupid shit like that.


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16-07-2014, 10:26 PM
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(16-07-2014 05:55 PM)natachan Wrote:  
(16-07-2014 02:15 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  Actually, according to my experience. There is no school that teaches evolution in America. At least not unless your able to pass an algebra I class and are not one of the stupid kids like me and can get into Biology class or some other higher science class.

Education is a state issue. Where I went to Hugh school biology was required for graduation, and evolution was a staple of that course. Meaning in order to graduate in the state of TN you had to at least understand the basics about evolution.

Biology is still a standard for every state, just depends on how harsh the standards are, and there is always exceptions in situation.

Even through normal science courses all my education, evolution was never something directly focused in depth it. Of course it forms the base of biology but you can accept and pass these classes ignoring it and accepting whatever nonsense you like. I had a college biology course recently with a girl in my group that openly didn't believe in evolution as she held her Muslim ideals.

I think the numbers are sadly accurate.

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16-07-2014, 11:41 PM
RE: Is the 42% thing accurate?
At my school, evolution was taught thoroughly and clearly. Most kids still didn't accept it cuz it's not in the bible.
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