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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because that's better? I don't think that's better. Actually I think that's worse. **** this planet.
    You're right, in some ways it's worse. But in the context of whether they actually believe it or not, I don't think it has anything to do with science. It's just a reactionary position.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    This is reposted from my response to a similar thread in the science section, but it applies here:

    I think there are several reasons for people not to accept evolution (which is regarded as a fundamental law in biology).

    1. It is incompatible Christianity and Islam. Both religions depend upon the literal creation of a sinless Adam and Eve, and the fall of man. There are liberal Christians that take a very metaphorical view of scripture, but they are in the minority among committed Christians.

    2. Ignorance. A lot of people are simply ignorant of the science behind evolution. (Right Wing Talk Radio Caller: "If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Riddle me that one scientists.")

    3. Some people simply do not like the idea of having evolved from earlier species. They like to think of humanity and thus themselves as the pinnacle of creation. The idea of just being another great ape really bothers them. (think how freaked out they would be to know that chimpanzees are technically more evolved than we are in terms of their genetic adaptions since diverging from our common ancestor)

    Of course, we are in fact one of the great apes, and our genome tells us that we should not even being classified in a separate genus than Chimpanzees and Bonobos.

    Our true genus has three species:

    Homo Troglodytes (Chimps)
    Homo Paniscus (Bonobos)
    Homo Sapiens

    Of our DNA that we actually unitize, it is 99.4% the same as the DNA of Chimps and Bonobos. That just seems to bother some people at a lot, and of those people that it really bothers, they are more likely to be Republican.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ethanUNC View Post
    These creepy Christians are the reason I am no longer a Republican. At least the dems are mostly sane.
    What - democrats don't go to church or believe in the Bible? It's not a partisan affiliation, you know. My mother's republican and my father (a minister) is a democrat.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    This is reposted from my response to a similar thread in the science section, but it applies here:

    I think there are several reasons for people not to accept evolution (which is regarded as a fundamental law in biology).

    1. It is incompatible Christianity and Islam. Both religions depend upon the literal creation of a sinless Adam and Eve, and the fall of man. There are liberal Christians that take a very metaphorical view of scripture, but they are in the minority among committed Christians.

    2. Ignorance. A lot of people are simply ignorant of the science behind evolution. (Right Wing Talk Radio Caller: "If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Riddle me that one scientists.")

    3. Some people simply do not like the idea of having evolved from earlier species. They like to think of humanity and thus themselves as the pinnacle of creation. The idea of just being another great ape really bothers them. (think how freaked out they would be to know that chimpanzees are technically more evolved than we are in terms of their genetic adaptions since diverging from our common ancestor)

    Of course, we are in fact one of the great apes, and our genome tells us that we should not even being classified in a separate genus than Chimpanzees and Bonobos.

    Our true genus has three species:

    Homo Troglodytes (Chimps)
    Homo Paniscus (Bonobos)
    Homo Sapiens

    Of our DNA that we actually unitize, it is 99.4% the same as the DNA of Chimps and Bonobos. That just seems to bother some people at a lot, and of those people that it really bothers, they are more likely to be Republican.
    Yep. I can hear Sean Hannity mocking you already, "He'd have you think we were no better than Bonobos."

    Heads nodding and fists pumping. Audience members run to the phones to affirm Sean's comments.

    It is tough to compete against emotion with reason.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Its amazing really when you think America has been the leaders in science for decades now, put computers in our homes, helped invent the internet and put a man on the moon. It's easy to how diverse a country America really is in terms of the population.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    1/3rd of Americans are just plain stupid.

    Science is there, the facts are there, but so are the stupid religionists who reject data and want to live in a sheltered, ignorant dream world.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    1/3 of Americans probably didn't descend from amoebic slime.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Wrong. The majority of Xtians do not believe in the literal interpretation of scripture.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    This is reposted from my response to a similar thread in the science section, but it applies here:

    I think there are several reasons for people not to accept evolution (which is regarded as a fundamental law in biology).

    1. It is incompatible Christianity and Islam. Both religions depend upon the literal creation of a sinless Adam and Eve, and the fall of man. There are liberal Christians that take a very metaphorical view of scripture, but they are in the minority among committed Christians.

    2. Ignorance. A lot of people are simply ignorant of the science behind evolution. (Right Wing Talk Radio Caller: "If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Riddle me that one scientists.")

    3. Some people simply do not like the idea of having evolved from earlier species. They like to think of humanity and thus themselves as the pinnacle of creation. The idea of just being another great ape really bothers them. (think how freaked out they would be to know that chimpanzees are technically more evolved than we are in terms of their genetic adaptions since diverging from our common ancestor)

    Of course, we are in fact one of the great apes, and our genome tells us that we should not even being classified in a separate genus than Chimpanzees and Bonobos.

    Our true genus has three species:

    Homo Troglodytes (Chimps)
    Homo Paniscus (Bonobos)
    Homo Sapiens

    Of our DNA that we actually unitize, it is 99.4% the same as the DNA of Chimps and Bonobos. That just seems to bother some people at a lot, and of those people that it really bothers, they are more likely to be Republican.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    This is reposted from my response to a similar thread in the science section, but it applies here:

    I think there are several reasons for people not to accept evolution (which is regarded as a fundamental law in biology).

    1. It is incompatible Christianity and Islam. Both religions depend upon the literal creation of a sinless Adam and Eve, and the fall of man. There are liberal Christians that take a very metaphorical view of scripture, but they are in the minority among committed Christians.

    2. Ignorance. A lot of people are simply ignorant of the science behind evolution. (Right Wing Talk Radio Caller: "If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Riddle me that one scientists.")

    3. Some people simply do not like the idea of having evolved from earlier species. They like to think of humanity and thus themselves as the pinnacle of creation. The idea of just being another great ape really bothers them. (think how freaked out they would be to know that chimpanzees are technically more evolved than we are in terms of their genetic adaptions since diverging from our common ancestor)

    Of course, we are in fact one of the great apes, and our genome tells us that we should not even being classified in a separate genus than Chimpanzees and Bonobos.

    Our true genus has three species:

    Homo Troglodytes (Chimps)
    Homo Paniscus (Bonobos)
    Homo Sapiens

    Of our DNA that we actually unitize, it is 99.4% the same as the DNA of Chimps and Bonobos. That just seems to bother some people at a lot, and of those people that it really bothers, they are more likely to be Republican.
    Chimps and Bonobos are genus Pan. Family Hominidae, maybe that's what you mean.
    You're probably right about why the close relationship bothers people, though. Hell, we share DNA with yeast.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I keep saying this quote or paraphrased versions of it but...

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. --- Will Rogers
    "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
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