Why doesn’t America believe in evolution?

Article reads: Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals: true or false? This simple question is splitting America apart, with a growing proportion thinking that we did not descend from an ancestral ape. A survey of 32 European countries, the US and Japan has revealed that only Turkey is less willing than the US to accept evolution true science. National Geographic also did an article on about this issue.

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~ by bonoboi on October 15, 2006.

2 Responses to “Why doesn’t America believe in evolution?”

  1. It boils down to one factor, mostly: Ignorance.
    Most people don’t understand the theory and people tend to fear what they don’t understand. All fear is based in hate so they look for something else to explain it … nothing else can, so they fall back on faith.

    Which is just sad.

  2. One of my old co-workers, who was studying evolution in one of his classes at the time, said that his reasons for rejecting it were “moral, not scientific.”

    I wondered what was so immoral about sharing ancestors with modern primates.

    As one of my other previous coworkers, a biology major, put it, “You can believe whatever you want, but the evidence is there, and you’ve got to figure out what to do with it.”

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