It's Evolution, Baby

It's Evolution, BabyI was just reading about a Pennsylvania school district that has stopped teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. They're now teaching their students a new theory called "intelligent design" which argues that the complexity of nature is such that it could not have occurred by chance, as Darwinian theory holds, and so must have been created by some all-powerful force. Hmmm, I wonder what all-powerful force created man-kind? God, perhaps?

Fundamental Christians are always trying to get schools to abort the theory of evolution and teach creationism instead, which is based on the creationist tales in the book of Genesis in the Bible. These are the people who believe everything in the Bible should be taken literally and not just contextual. These are the people who scare me.

Shockingly, a recent Gallup poll found that nearly half of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form, with a mere 13 percent saying God played no part in the process of human development. Only about a third of Americans believe that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is a scientific theory that has been well supported by the evidence. Wha-wha-what???

Un-frickin-believable. In 2004, only one third of Americans believe in the theory of evolution. That's baffling. Forty-five percent of Americans believe that God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago.

I happen to believe in God, but taking the Bible literally, word for word, is dangerous. This is why homosexuality is regarded as a sin, stem cell research is outlawed and Dubya is president. Lest we forget, God hates shrimp. Boycott your local Red Lobster!

Every sensible person believes in the science of the theory of evolution. Apparently there's a sad lack of sensible people on this planet. Is this 1904 or 2004? Sometimes I wonder...


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