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Americans do not agree with science

ZeroSerenity (923363) writes | more than 5 years ago

It's funny.  Laugh. 2

ZeroSerenity writes "In a not so stunning article, it is thought by many that science is not something you have to agree with. A survey conducted by Pew Research Center states that "...nearly 9 in 10 scientists accept the idea of evolution by natural selection, but just a third of the public does. And while 84 percent of scientists say the Earth is getting warmer because of human activity, less than half of the public agrees with that." In addition just 27% of the respondents said that the advances of the US in science are its greatest achievement, down from 44% ten years ago. I fear for my own country's progress if people aren't this interested in science."
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In other news, the sky is blue. (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 5 years ago | (#28665769)

So let me get this straight. In a country where 80-90% of the population believe in religion, more than half believe in alien abductions, about half believe in creationism, and many believe "free speech has gone too far" and people can't even grasp the simple concept of allowing other willful human beings to do what they want if it doesn't impact anyone unwilling negatively (censorship, homophobia, claims that you can't be a patriot or a citizen if you don't believe in Gaaaaawd-uuuuh, etc)... we are supposed to be shocked that science gets the back seat?

As nice as the whole "democracy" thing is, it's major failure is that even the stupidest person's vote counts as much as the smartest most critical and abstract thinker and since there are an overwhelmingly disproportionate number of stupid people (and even more of them breeding many replacements every day), stupid always has its way.

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