Sunday, August 28, 2005

Faith-Based Math

Do Americans believe in evolution or creationism?


That's the answer according to Gallup, which conducted its poll in cooperation with CNN and USA Today. Here's how USA Today reported the findings, without comment...

Percentage of adults nationally that are "very" or "somewhat" familiar with:

  • Evolution: 82%
  • Creationism: 74%
  • Intelligent design: 45%

Percentage that believe the following are "definitely" or "probabaly" [sic] true:

  • Evolution: 55%
  • Creationism: 58%
  • Intelligent design: 31%

Source: USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll Aug. 5-7 of 1,004 adults nationally. Margin of error: =/- 3 percentage points.

If you've done the math, you're probabaly a little confused by now. According to Gallup, 55% of Americans believe evolution has the best claim to factuality. And 58% of Americans believe that not-evolution has the best claim to factuality. According to a Me/Myself/I poll, that means at least 13% of Americans are deeply and truly confused. How does Gallup read the numbers? In lockstep with the mainstream media's conflict-avoidance attempt to somehow reconcile science and supersti...magi...religion.
A majority of Americans say both creationism and evolution are true explanations for the origin and development of life. Americans are divided as to whether intelligent design is true or false.

Imagine the head-scratching, finger-pointing and other anatomy-doing that would have ensued if Gallup had announced, "A majority of Americans say both Bush and Kerry are the best man for the presidency." Who could possibly ascribe any significance to this numerical gibberish?Glad you asked.Meet Rick Scarborough, amateur mathematician.In his latest newsletter (at this writing he hasn't posted it yet -- due, surely, to an extensive vetting process -- but you'll be able to find it here when he does), he shares his take on the poll's findings:
A USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll shows that while 55% of the American people believe in evolution, an even higher percentage (58%) believe in Creationism - this despite decades of pro-Darwinian propaganda.

This despite millennia of pro-math propaganda. Set aside, for the moment, the laughable notion that pro-Darwinian propaganda (aka schoolbooks?) constitutes a blip next to two millennia of occasionally armed pro-theocracy propaganda. Instead, you might ask, who is Rick Scarborough and why does he get his own newsletter? In metaphorically secular terms, he's one of Satan's minions. Specifically, he's the chairman of the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration (also known by its phonetic acronym: J-KKKer). In other words, he's the leader of an anti-American attempt to subvert the U.S. government and replace it with a theocracy. And all this would-be illegitimate father of His country can deduce from a 55-58 split is that his side is winning, not that Gallup has figured out how to poll 113% of all Americans.


Anonymous said...

LOL, but I ought to cry, and cry really hard.

Thanks for sharing finds on this type of morons Mr Larsen.

Regards from Scandinavia.

decorticator said...

Of course, all thinking people know that evolution is not true. It is scientific theory subject to modification by future discoveries.

So, no matter how true it is, it isn't and cannot be completely true, ever.

Religion, of course, is totally and completely true, all the time. Even when it says something different than it used to.

So, there it is, science is always wrong, because it is designed that way.

Religion is always right, because it is designed that way.

Just ask your priest or minister.

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