May 4th, 2009 12:07 EST
Ignorance Prevails: Half Of Brits Don't Believe In Evolution
"Half of British adults do not believe in evolution, with at least 22% preferring the theories of creationism or intelligent design to explain how the world came about, according to a survey.
The poll found that 25% of Britons believe Charles Darwin`s theory of evolution is "definitely true", with another quarter saying it is "probably true". Half of the 2,060 people questioned were either strongly opposed to the theory or confused about it.
The Rescuing Darwin survey, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Darwin`s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, found that around 10% of people chose young Earth creationism - the belief that God created the world sometime in the last 10,000 years - over evolution."
England is a post-Christian society; religion is just an afterthought in the lives of most British citizens. The only true believers are the Muslim immigrants who make no attempt to assimilate and who regard all non-Muslims as infidel dogs.
I was shocked and deeply saddened to discover that 200 years after Darwin`s birth, half of British adults do not believe in evolution. It`s not necessary to be familiar with all the intricacies and nuances of evolution to accept its veracity, anyone with a high school education should accept evolution as Gospel.
In a country where the evangelical brand of Christianity doesn`t even have a foothold; it`s perplexing and horrifying that 22 percent of adults believe in the notion of creationism or intelligent design.
I almost had a heart attack when I read that 10% of Brits believe in young Earth creationism -- the preposterous belief that our planet is only 6,000 years old. I will readily accept that humans and Neanderthals co-exist; I know many of them who belong to the Republican Party. But only an ignorant fool will swallow the notion that humans and dinosaurs co-existed.
When I channel surf through dozens of televangelists, I always take comfort in the fact that enlightenment reigns in Europe. But now I don`t know, I`m so depressed...