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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    The Progressive seem to have America right where they want them. Needy and Ignorant.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You feel better now that you got your religion shot in?

    BTW: you would be incorrect also.
    Actually, young earth creationism is so spectacularly dumb that it was more a shot at stupid people than religious people.

    Gallup has the number of yec's at 46%.

    In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

    Other polls have results in the same neighborhood.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Good example of why polls are meaningless.
    Polls are meaningless, except the exit polls, which are about 100% correct. This wasn't an opinion poll, it was a knowledge poll.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    And people want to expand the ability to vote to control the most powerful government in the history of humankind.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Actually, young earth creationism is so spectacularly dumb that it was more a shot at stupid people than religious people.
    That's an interesting claim. Given that home-schooled students are more likely to be young earth creationists, and also score significantly better on IQ and Standardized testing, do you have evidence of the implicit requirement that those two do not correlate within the same individuals?

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Actually, young earth creationism is so spectacularly dumb that it was more a shot at stupid people than religious people.

    Gallup has the number of yec's at 46%.

    In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

    Other polls have results in the same neighborhood.
    I know a bunch of God-fearing Texans and people from other states, and none of them believe that 10,000 (or 6000) year stuff.

    " a random sample of 1,024 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia." This is a perfect example of why I just don't believe these statisticians.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    No posts criticizing the source. That's at least some everything

    Most people don't know the cycles of a four-stroke engine and yet they are able to drive a car.
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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I know a bunch of God-fearing Texans and people from other states, and none of them believe that 10,000 (or 6000) year stuff.
    Which is why I said it's more a stab at stupid people than religious people. The only way that I would take that a step further is in saying that religion is used to rationalize their stupidity.

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    " a random sample of 1,024 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia." This is a perfect example of why I just don't believe these statisticians.
    As I said, look at different poll results. They don't fluctuate all that wildly.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That's an interesting claim. Given that home-schooled students are more likely to be young earth creationists, and also score significantly better on IQ and Standardized testing, do you have evidence of the implicit requirement that those two do not correlate within the same individuals?
    I'll be the first to admit that home-schooled students are particularly well educated in the fields of writing and math (nothing inherently threatening to faith about those), and in fact one of DP's own home schooled is, I feel, one of the most well educated people on this board (even in history, which is usually one of the first casualties of home-schooling). After writing and math, though, it's every man for himself. It's compartmental stupidity -- there's no rule that says that a person highly educated in one field can't be spectacularly stupid in another (or just in life in general).

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'll be the first to admit that home-schooled students are particularly well educated in the fields of writing and math (nothing inherently threatening to faith about those), and in fact one of DP's own home schooled is, I feel, one of the most well educated people on this board (even in history, which is usually one of the first casualties of home-schooling). After writing and math, though, it's every man for himself. It's compartmental stupidity -- there's no rule that says that a person highly educated in one field can't be spectacularly stupid in another (or just in life in general).
    Stupid is a measurement of intellectual ability. It seems like you are retreating to a position that they are spectacularly wrong, but not describing it thus.

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    Re: 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Which is why I said it's more a stab at stupid people than religious people. The only way that I would take that a step further is in saying that religion is used to rationalize their stupidity.
    It could be that in order to counter the anti-religious sector of society, some people have pass that on as fact but, not where I'm from.

    I've been to all sorts of Christian churches and have never heard such. And these aren't big city, all-denom churches, these are small town churches where one would think such ideology would exist.

    I learned my science right along with my religion.
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    Matt. 10:32-33

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