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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Still looking, but here is a transcript of the phone news conference on the poll

    Pew Forum and Pew Research Center Release Second Annual Poll | Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project

    I find it odd that they are going to such lengths to make it hard to see the internals...
    Well ... when I saw the name E.J. Dionne at the link I was tempted to be more skeptical.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Hang on there... it is possible to find naturalistic explanations for the origin of life that aren't evolution without a creator or religion.

    Panspermia, for example, is a better theory in my view. Silly as it sounds, the universe is a big place.... who knows what's out there.
    Can I ask why you think Panspermia is a better theory? Unless a space ark deposited creatures a diverse as giraffes, whales, monkeys, dogs, snakes and all else evolution would still have to occur to produce the diversity we see today. Panspermia posits the unlikelihood of some common ancestor deposited here from space (and where did that come from and how was it created?) in addition to evolution getting us where we are now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Well ... when I saw the name E.J. Dionne at the link I was tempted to be more skeptical.
    Amazing isn't it? The incestuous relationship between outlets, research, and narrative in order to create a circle of self backing claim isn't it?
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Following Pew's link system, I found this...

    Question Search | Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project

    Still no publication of the actual poll internals.
    Yes, In my vast amount of time searching, I found that and many other things. Still, not what I was looking for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Amazing isn't it? The incestuous relationship between outlets, research, and narrative in order to create a circle of self backing claim isn't it?
    Purely coincidental.
    It's not like you might find a certain kind of person in a certain kind of position because they want to exert a certain kind of influence.
    I hope I've made myself clear.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Purely coincidental.
    It's not like you might find a certain kind of person in a certain kind of position because they want to exert a certain kind of influence.
    I hope I've made myself clear.
    Oh for sure...Still raises an eyebrow.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Apparently the key talking point for the anti-creationism crowd is that if anyone doesn't believe in evolution, they must not understand it.


    Actually, evolution is driven by random mutation.

    Organisms mutate at random. Some mutations are selected for, some simply die out. Selection occurs either due to sexual selection or just due to a higher rate of survival for those organisms with the mutated genes.
    No, it's not driven by random mutation.

    Evolution is the study of how the distribution of genes changes over time within a given population. The distribution of genes changes with or without mutations due to sexual reproduction
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Purely coincidental.
    It's not like you might find a certain kind of person in a certain kind of position because they want to exert a certain kind of influence.
    I hope I've made myself clear.
    And we have "studies" to prove it. I'm doing a study right now to prove I'm a nice guy. It's harder than I thought.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    That enforces my view about how leading question can impact a poll. Why do they not what us to see them?
    The previous questions were about subjects other than evolution, such as religious beliefs. The responses were published in previous reports so they're not hiding anything.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The previous questions were about subjects other than evolution, such as religious beliefs. The responses were published in previous reports so they're not hiding anything.
    Can you show me the previous 53 questions, or just a few?

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