The results from the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll on Evolution continue the trend of idiocy in this country on the topic of Evolution.
- “Evolution, that is, the idea that human beings developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life” is probably or definitely false: 44%
- “Creationism, that is, the idea that God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years” is probably or definitely true: 66%
- 15% said that they would be more likely to vote for a candidate that did not believe in evolution.
That last line is the only bright spot to be found in the poll as the majority don’t think a candidate’s acceptance, or lack thereof, of evolution is relevant on how qualified a person is to be President. Though, in its own way, that’s sort of depressing as well.
Sometimes it’s amazing to me that half our population manages to avoid having their heads implode from the vacuum within.
Link found via Stranger Fruit.