Darwin Still Disputed

When I read that one third of Americans don’t believe in evolution my cynical self branded them as Republican rightwing nuts. Reading further I found that “43% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats say humans have evolved, a 24-point gap.”  It took Christians 100 years to accept the science that the earth was not the center of the universe. Evolution is taking a bit longer. On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin was published in 1859.

Enjoy this Pew report:

Public’s Views on Human Evolution

2 thoughts on “Darwin Still Disputed

  1. For me, the interesting part was that the % of Republicans who believe in evolution has gone down, while the percent of Democrats who do has gone up. I’ve heard some folks try to explain this as “tribalism” in answering polls, but I think in this case it’s more likely that the Republicans who believe in evolution no longer self identify as a Republican to the pollster. Or, the Republicans who did believe in evolution are now Democrats.

  2. Here’s the thing. You don’t have to believe in religion to believe in intelligent design. And you don’t have to just pick one.. computer programmers use evolution in algorythms from time to time, which is a example of the two dancing together. I don’t believe in evolution as the only force acting on us.. I wrote about this here:


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