Saturday, February 14, 2009

Well duh...

On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don't have an opinion either way. These attitudes are strongly related to education. (Or 'indoctrination' as I like to call it. What? I'm kidding.....)

As I mentioned 'evolution' means different things to different people despite the fact it has a nice neat scientific definition. So it isn't quite clear exactly what these people don't believe in. If they really don't believe that species can change then maybe, as Doonesbury pointed out, we should only give them penicillin or streptomycin - which used to kill bacteria very efficiently. (Click image for a larger version)

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