Monday, June 11, 2007

Republicans tend to be less educated, more religious and deny scientific facts

68% of Republicans deny the scientific fact of human evolution

Gallup Poll:

A 68% majority of Republicans in the United States do not believe the theory of evolution is true and do not believe that humans evolved over millions of years from less advanced forms of life.

The data from several recent Gallup studies suggest that Americans' religious behavior is highly correlated with beliefs about evolution. Those who attend church frequently are much less likely to believe in evolution than are those who seldom or never attend. That Republicans tend to be frequent churchgoers helps explain their doubts about evolution.

Considering this, and the fact that in the last election, there was a significant correlation between educational attainment and presidential vote, what conclusions should we draw from this? Statistics clearly show that the states that were won by Bush contained the lowest percentage of college educated adults.

Bush supporters tend to be less educated, more religious and deny scientific fact.

Fortunately for these denialists, a new museum of fraudulent information has opened. The Creation Museum in KY where people can learn that dinosaurs rode aboard Noah's Ark and that the earth is just 6000 years old.

Can you imagine what the curators of the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian must think of this?

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