‘Induction over the history of science suggests that the best theories we have today will prove more or less untrue at the latest by tomorrow afternoon.’ Fodor, J. ‘Why Pigs don’t have wings,’ London Review of Books, 18th Oct 2007

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

51% of UK population sceptical of Darwin's theory - Theos report

According to a Theos report, highlighted in the UK's Telegraph, "More than half of the public believe that the theory of evolution cannot explain the full complexity of life on Earth, and a "designer" must have lent a hand, the findings suggest." Rather amusingly, Richard Dawkins thinks it acceptable to insult half the population expressing "dismay at the findings of the ComRes survey, of 2,060 adults, which he claimed were confirmation that much of the population is "pig-ignorant" about science" 'Pig" Ignorant' over Darwin . Adam Rutherford follows Dawkins into use of insulting language to describe his fellow human beings. Rutherford's" response - "Another day, another creationism survey. Godly thinktank Theos have conjured yet another set of figures that reveal just how dim Britain is when it comes to evolution." He said.

But after 150 years of the hard sell, why is it that so many people haven't bought into the Darwin myth I wonder? Perhaps because that is how they perceive it - as a myth - some real evidence, instead of the empty rhetoric might help their cause. It is true that most people haven't studied science in depth, but they do know when someone is trying to sell them a dodgy motor. But what of the arrogance of the militant Darwinists. Clearly ID is tapping into a broad stream of public opinion, but is under sometimes vicious attack from sections of the acedemic community that tolerates no dissent. It would seem that Darwinian science is shaped by an emotional devotion to Darwin that is semi-religious in nature - having left true science outside the door.

Of course Nick Spencer of Theos is trying to put a positive spin on the findings having written the report with Denis Alexander

The full report can be read here Theos report

1 comment:

James said...

I think it's extremely important to remember that a recent survey established that 76% of the British population were 'mentally, psychologically and socially disadvantaged' when compared to an average, educated and well-balanced human, I understand this is attributed to the enormous amount of drivel available to and consumed by the participants, particullaly online.

I think we should also take into account the fact that 83% of British people surveyed in an entirely separate study were proved to be suggestible to almost any pointless concept when presented with the 'scantest evidence' delivered in a 'persuasive, aggressive and dismissive fashion' - one example included a perfectly rational 48-year-old sales executive being convinced that his right hand was in fact a watermelon.

On a personal note I've found the vast majority of the British public to be without intellectual merit and in dire need an introduction to the concept of research beyond that what they learn from the nations bestselling newspaper 'The Sun' - a beacon of journalistic integrity if ever ther were one'.

Please don’t take this as an attack on organised religion, intellectual design or any other half-baked, fad/belief system - I’m simply highlighting the fact that the people of the United Kingdom are utter cretins and that finding that one in two of them do not grasp the concept of evolution is about as surprising as day appearing after night, indeed I believe finding that more than 60% of the same sample group believe the world isn’t flat is as likely as getting head from the Darwin himself.