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February 9, 2009

File This Under “Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me??”

by at 11:03 am.

Only. 14. Percent. Only 14% of Americans believe in evolution, specifically, that “man evolved over millions of years.” And that’s up from 9% in 1982!

Are you people NUTS?? Seriously. I’m asking. I’d like to know if I live in a nation of totally flipping insane people, except for less than a fifth of you.

10 Responses to “File This Under “Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me??””

  1. Guy Fox Says:

    You’re really surprised by this? Honestly? I had a relative tell me that having Bruce Springsteen play at the super bowl was “stupid” they should get someone from American Idol to play those people are “talented.” Now there is no acocunting for taste but c’mon. Seriously.

    Just look at Youtube. Search around on that for most watched videoes. You and your readers may be plugged into all kinds of media to get your news but I know people who actually get their news from Colbert and the Daily Show. That’s nuts. Sure they may be funny shows but to get your actual news from them?

    The dumbing down of America is a real thing, no matter where you may plant your political flag.

  2. joe from Lowell Says:

    The chart below the post seems to show something closer to 40% for the US.

  3. GGW Says:

    Actually, the Economist article has it wrong.

    The Gallup poll shows, in addition to the 14% who believe in evolution and no God, another 44% believe in evolution - but also believe in God.

  4. Lynne Says:

    You’re right, joe, it does…weird. I bet the chart is the right number. Still pretty pathetic.

    But yes, the dumbing down of America is a very real phenomenon…

  5. Christopher Says:

    I’ve also heard 40% and agree it’s pathetic. I also fall into the category of believing in both God and evolution. Those who insist on reading the Bible quite so literally I’m afraid miss the point entirely.

  6. Tryin to Stay Anonymous Says:

    I’m inclined to believe in the fish growing legs myself. I’m sure there is something bigger out there too, but I’d like to believe the higher power is as aggravated at our organized religions as I am.

  7. Lynne Says:

    LOL Tryin.

    On my car, I have a bumper sticker…it reads: “I don’t have a problem with God; it’s his fan club I can’t stand.”

    One of my all time faves.

  8. Christopher Says:

    We can add to the bumper sticker list:

    “Jesus, save us from Your followers.”
    “Jesus called - He wants His religion back!”

    Just a couple I can think of at the moment, but I’ve seen others.

  9. mike01824 Says:

    Pathetic? Pathetic is that I trust The Daily Show more than I trust CNN. When CNN starts pointing out inconsistencies during interviews, dumps Glenn Beck and Larry King, and interviews someone who represents liberals once in a while, I’ll start to take them more seriously.

    How do people graduate from high school not believing in evolution? I wonder what percentage of the people who don’t believe in science weren’t taught science.

  10. joe from Lowell Says:

    The Jesus fish/Darwin fish wars are getting out of hand.

    We’ve all seen the Jesus fish eating the Darwin fish sticker.

    Recently, I saw a Darwin fish mounting a Jesus fish. From the rear. As if holding it down with its stumpy little forelegs.

    People get blown up over this stuff in Pakistan.

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