Fewer Republicans Believe In Evolution Now Than In 2009

  • metta

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    Dec 30, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    Fewer Republicans Believe In Evolution Now Than In 2009


    "In 2009, 54 percent of Republicans believed that humans had evolved over time, but a survey conducted in March and April 2013 found that just 43 percent now thought so. The percentage of Democrats who believe that humans evolved over time was relatively unchanged between the two surveys: 64 percent said so in 2009, and 67 percent in 2013."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/republicans-evolution_n_4519550.html
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 30, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    That's insane.

    I guess that's why it's just as easy for them to dismiss climate change science.

    Btw, I find the democrats numbers to be disconcerting as well. Evolution has been proven to be 100% true.
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    Dec 30, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThat's insane.

    I guess that's why it's just as easy for them to dismiss climate change science.

    Btw, I find the democrats numbers to be disconcerting as well. Evolution has been proven to be 100% true.


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    Dec 30, 2013 8:54 PM GMT
    I think the reason for this is because we have religion pushing against logic and science as well as having corporations/think tanks/organizations (example: Koch brothers) spending millions of dollars every month to convince people that the science is wrong. If you repeat incorrect things enough as being true....more people believe it. What can we do to fix this, I'm not sure. But we need to at least try.
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    Dec 30, 2013 9:20 PM GMT


    Republican Rep. Paul Broun
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    Dec 30, 2013 9:35 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI think the reason for this is because we have religion pushing against logic and science as well as having corporations/think tanks/organizations (example: Koch brothers) spending millions of dollars every month to convince people that the science is wrong. If you repeat incorrect things enough as being true....more people believe it. What can we do to fix this, I'm not sure. But we need to at least try.

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    Dec 31, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    Politics swing like a pendulum. Republicans have gone pretty far in the anti science direction. It's time for a major swing back to rationalism and pragmatism.
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    Dec 31, 2013 4:54 AM GMT
    The reason is that the more 'science' and 'education' are reviled as 'liberal', the more everything involved with them are rejected by much of the hard right. This isn't about people suddenly deciding that everything they were taught was wrong. It's about hating anything their 'enemies' believe in. That's also what was behind the Chick-Fil-A and Phil Robertson responses. If their enemies dislike something, they have to champion it, because their enemies are evil.

    It's disgusting.
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    Dec 31, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    Republicans are just getting stupider and more Duck Dynasty like every single day. If not for low information voters and inbred hillbillies these terrible human beings would never get elected.
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    Dec 31, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    So?? This is about as important as a group of people agreeing on a favorite color. Big deal.
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    Dec 31, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidSo?? This is about as important as a group of people agreeing on a favorite color. Big deal.

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    Dec 31, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    FitStriver saidPolitics swing like a pendulum. Republicans have gone pretty far in the anti science direction. It's time for a major swing back to rationalism and pragmatism.



    What do you mean.....swing "back?" icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 31, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    They don't believe in evolution or they don't understand what is evolution or know what is theory? Seems a difference.

    Why use their language of their faith to define their view of science?

    I don't believe in tables and chairs. Yet I sit at my desk typing in faith.

    http://ncse.com/evolution/education/definitions-fact-theory-law-scientific-work
    •Fact: In science, an observation that has been repeatedly confirmed and for all practical purposes is accepted as “true.” Truth in science, however, is never final and what is accepted as a fact today may be modified or even discarded tomorrow.
    •Hypothesis: A tentative statement about the natural world leading to deductions that can be tested. If the deductions are verified, the hypothesis is provisionally corroborated. If the deductions are incorrect, the original hypothesis is proved false and must be abandoned or modified. Hypotheses can be used to build more complex inferences and explanations.
    •Law: A descriptive generalization about how some aspect of the natural world behaves under stated circumstances.
    Theory: In science, a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses.
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    Dec 31, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    FitStriver said

    Republican Rep. Paul Broun


    How embarrassing.
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    Dec 31, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidSo?? This is about as important as a group of people agreeing on a favorite color. Big deal.

    OMFG!!! icon_eek.gif


    Are you shocked??
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    Dec 31, 2013 5:18 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidSo?? This is about as important as a group of people agreeing on a favorite color. Big deal.



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    Dec 31, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    Anyone who's actually studied evolution ( as opposed to those who claim to believe in it in order to fit in with the "smart crowd") care to comment?
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    Dec 31, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidAnyone who's actually studied evolution ( as opposed to those who claim to believe in it in order to fit in with the "smart crowd") care to comment?



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    You mean the one's who studied it here?
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    Dec 31, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidAnyone who's actually studied evolution ( as opposed to those who claim to believe in it in order to fit in with the "smart crowd") care to comment?


    Knowing trumps belief.

    I already passed the elementary school grades so my studies are behind me.

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    The evidence is up your ass. I'm surprised you haven't seen it yet.
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    Dec 31, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Gee, ask a simple question instead of falling in line and you bring out the worst in everyone. You clowns are too easy. Still, I'm serious. Has anyone actually studied this, or is everyone just accepting it because it's easier to just fall in with the self anointed??
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    Dec 31, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
    And, to further irritate you, I challenge the premise again. Another drive by shot at the right by metta8. Posting a meaningless poll as indisputable fact in a smear campaign. It doesn't fool me.
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    Dec 31, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidAnyone who's actually studied evolution ( as opposed to those who claim to believe in it in order to fit in with the "smart crowd") care to comment?

    Yes, I've researched it for years, independently, and out of personal curiosity. Evolution is provable. We did not spring fully evolved from Zeus, nor hail from aliens, and if the universe is a Devine creation then it started with the big bang; since then, "God" (who probably doesn't exist, or care what we believe in or fight about) has never intervened in any supernatural way. All of the creatures on land came from fish. In the embryonic stages of development we all start out the same, and depending on who your parents are, you might grow limbs, or you might grow fins. This has been known since the microscope was invented, and it's the basis of Darwin's hypothesis, which then became a theory, and has now been proven to be a fact... Even the official Catholic church believes in evolution, just like children who know that their parents must earn money to buy them presents, yet still believe in Santa Claus.
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    Dec 31, 2013 6:09 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidAnyone who's actually studied evolution ( as opposed to those who claim to believe in it in order to fit in with the "smart crowd") care to comment?


    Gravity is a liberal hoax too. They use it to keep us down.
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    Dec 31, 2013 6:12 PM GMT
    I wonder if Riddler believes in evolution. He supports technology (especially if it pollutes and involves exploiting workers) but then he cherry picks science and denies manmade climate change.icon_idea.gif
  • metta

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    Dec 31, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    People that understand the most basic rules of biology can see that life has evolved on this planet. It is not a hypothesis. It is something that has been proven over and over again. And as more data comes in, it just adds to the proof. Even an Elementary or Junior High school level of biology class can easily show that. 1 + 1 = 2. That is a fact. Life has evolved, that is also a fact. It is not a theory. It is good to question something but I don't understand how anyone can seriously doubt it.

    It is frustrating to see that there are so many people without the ability to know the difference between logic based on facts and faulty logic. I understand that it is very common (but not always) for religion to teach faulty logic, but that is why science and religion must be kept separate. Religion is not science and should not pretend that it is.