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13 August 2006

Not that it's surprising or anything... People in the United States are much less likely to accept Darwin's idea that humans and apes share a common ancestor than adults in other Western nations, a number of surveys show. (and I already knew this... but come ON!)
Chalk one up to disinformation.
posted by kmellis 13 August | 17:54
Things like this make me very very sad.

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posted by agropyron 13 August | 17:57
Oh, sure all the SCIENCE must be wrong. /Don't you know we all just appeared here on Earth?/
I honestly could never understand those who don't believe in evolution. They cling to the Biblical Book of Genesis like the last life vest on a sinking vessel. If the Bible were to be taken at word, and Adam and Eve were the first "humans", then please explain to me just WHO did Cain and Abel marry? Apes?
posted by redvixen 13 August | 19:04
That's easy. They married their sisters. Adam's genes were so pure that incest didn't result in birth defects.
posted by agropyron 13 August | 19:06
I thought the Ancients seeded humans on earth after they had to wipe out all life in the galaxy to destroy a plague. I am so confused.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs 13 August | 19:27
agro, your pic cracked me up.

As for the main link... *heavy sigh* I feel like civilization is stuck in some kind of holding pattern where we can't move forward on even the most BASIC issues anymore. We rock at making and selling shiny electronic baubles, and suck at basic understanding of ourselves. I'm not sure what the answer is.

As an aside: I'm related to John Scopes on my dad's side, or so I've always been told by relatives who thought it was a fairly shameful secret.
posted by BoringPostcards 13 August | 19:40
Creationism explained.
posted by caddis 13 August | 20:21
I'm only about 5 minutes into that, caddis, and it's cracking me up. :)
posted by BoringPostcards 13 August | 21:06
caddis, that's awfully damned funny - thanks!
posted by trondant 13 August | 21:44
Reality science has a known liberal bias.
posted by stilicho 13 August | 22:22
This is so depressing. For most of my life fundamentalists did not annoy me too much, they were wacky sure but they were on the wrong side of history. In a generation or two no one would believe that shit anymore. I was on the winning side.

Now I am not so sure. In my country at least, they only get more powerful. And across much of the developing world as well, religious fundamentalism is ascendent. And the fundies are out breeding the freethinkers nearly everywhere.

posted by LarryC 13 August | 23:03
50% of human genes are in a banana, therefore Cain and Abel married bananas. Eve, too, was a banana.
posted by Daniel Charms 14 August | 02:08
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 14 August | 11:51
This is how I feel ... || Is it time to open up the Mecha fantasy league to non-bunnies?