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Over 40% Of Americans Believe [Pic+]

Hits: 3133 | Rating: (2.0) | Category: Science | Added by: drawman61
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Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 273 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:38:43 PM
"As part of the Values and Beliefs Survey, Gallup called a random sample of 1,028 landline and cellphone users and asked them which of three descriptions most closely matched their beliefs: that humans have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process; that humans have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process; or that God created human beings pretty much in their present form sometime in the last 10,000 years or so."

Its curious to note that none of the options given, allow for a nonexistant god.
And I think the more surprising number of the 3 is that only 19% chose the god had no part in this process.

Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 273 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:32:41 PM
@747
I cant tell if you are argueing for the theoretic thoughtprocess behind creationism or if believe it to be true. I'm inclined to think the latter.
If this is correct, whats your take on the issue that a being such a god cant logically exist even in theory?

In any case, one thing definately is true, faith or religion wont go away any time soon. And that faith definately has benefits, hollow they might be.

747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1004 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:35:52 PM
Faith in God is a very good thing, and it's not going away anytime during any of our lifetimes.

While i understand the reasoning behind the 6000-10000 years ago creation, based on the generations of people in the Bible, it's safe to say that the precise date it all began is not a requirement of the faith.

Love is though.


Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 273 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:28:22 PM
@LordJim
N.Korea is a different beast all together. We from the outside judge the country as failing, but from the inside (and the top) do they percieve the dream as functioning? Its not unfair to speculate that its "working" as intended.

Ofcourse the US is better than that. There is a long way from 40+% poppulation selectively believeing in supernatural beings such as god (but oddly enough not in all supernatural beings), to a "civilization" forced into ruin by a, in my opinion, failed experiment.

Lets not forget that the US is leading in many areas of technologies and benefits greatly from luring the best and brightest with funding.

On a related note: I bet many other countries can produce similar scary stats. Ignorance is pretty universal.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4446 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:01:58 PM
Essersmith

Unfortunately thosse seeking public office must declare themselves on the side of ignorance because the ignorant demographic is so dominant.

Far cry from the founding fathers.


LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4446 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:50:58 PM
Essersmith

Because seeking an easy to control population means chasing N.Korea to the bottom.

America is btter than that.

Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 273 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:19:53 PM
"Though the percentage of people who believe in creationism has changed little over the decades, the percentage of people who believe humans evolved without God has more than doubled, and the percentage who believe in God-guided evolution has decreased. "

I guess thats a step.
What would be interesting to know is; the numbers from those holding public office and even more interesting, those who hold sensitive positions (military and such).
Its scary to contemplate that those holding their fingers on nuclear launch buttons might have trouble acting logically.

Old beliefs die hard, and the more challenged it becomes the more extreme the defenders become.

Essersmith
Male, 18-29, Europe
 273 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:07:38 PM
@LordJim
It kinda makes sense. Assuming that the data in the article is correct (lets hope its not). A nation largely consisting of people who believe in illogical things, are much easyer to control. So why not?

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4446 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:36:42 AM
'...and this matters because...?'

It matters because the future of the USA as a serious cultural, scientific and economic force depends on it having a highly scientifically literate population.

Not a bunch of rubes.

When politicians feel they have to deny (or wriggle round) evolution to get elected then what chance of evolutionary science being properly supported? First thing that springs to mind is antibiotics.

It matters.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4446 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:13:10 AM
I have only met one YEC and he knocked on my door. He was a JW and a nice little Scottish man with a silent mousy companion. We had a nice long chat and I was at my most charming (and that is some serious charm) but after an hour he was anxious to leave.

It was like talking to a sponge.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13957 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:05:11 AM
...and this matters because...?

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5000 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:56:40 AM
Denogginizer

"haven't mocked the religious yet today, better get on that."

We don't mock the religious. We mock the stupid. Its just by pure coincidence that they are rarely mutually exclusive. If you look at a carbon dated fossil and think satan put it here to test our faith you deserve to be mocked. Getting your stupid from an old book doesn't make you exempt.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5746 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:47:46 AM
Mikeoxsbiggg - I find it hard to converse with people who believe those things. It's like talking to a lamp.

As is proven on here daily, Mike.

soundman655
Male, 50-59, Canada
 1484 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:31:59 AM
And this s hit is allowed and not corrected and these fools want to run the world. F UCK RELIGIONS

Denogginizer
Male, 30-39, Western US
 820 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:26:27 AM
*checks watch* yup, haven't mocked the religious yet today, better get on that.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5000 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:20:36 AM
I know this looks disheartening, but it is lower than it was 5 years ago and MUCH lower than it was 20 years ago.

Religion is dying out in the civilized / educated world. Each generation that dies send the number lower.

Torq
Male, 40-49, Western US
 363 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:03:17 AM
No wonder china & india get all the good jobs....better educated 3rd worlders.

Mikeoxsbiggg
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1206 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:55:53 AM
I find it hard to converse with people who believe those things. It's like talking to a lamp.

BoredFrank
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1983 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:49:08 AM
This is what happens when ignorance is venerated and science is demonized.

izzylovesian
Female, 18-29, Europe
 88 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:39:12 AM
i find it terrifying that so many adults in america believe life was only created 10,000 years ago, living in the UK i dont believe that anyone i know believes that this could even remotely be true, i know many people that believe in god but i know that they also know that evolution is the process on how we come to be, but i think that is partly because it is taught in school from a young age, and i know i was certainly never taught that even the bible said that life was only created 10000 years ago

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4568 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:48:42 AM
This is just embarrassing and despicable. It's time to stop the brainwashing and move beyond the 2000 year old fairy tales.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 4861 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:48:22 AM

"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable."
- Mark Twain

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5746 Posts
Monday, June 09, 2014 10:53:53 AM
Link: Over 40% Of Americans Believe [Pic+] [Rate Link] - The Earth is only 10,000 years old. This explains so much.

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