Most Republicans do not accept Evolution; are Morons

12 06 2007

From a recent gallop poll:

The majority of Republicans in the United States do not believe the theory of evolution is true and do not believe that humans evolved over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. This suggests that when three Republican presidential candidates at a May debate stated they did not believe in evolution, they were generally in sync with the bulk of the rank-and-file Republicans whose nomination they are seeking to obtain.

Americans who say they do not believe in the theory of evolution are highly likely to justify this belief by reference to religion, Jesus Christ, or the Bible. Furthermore, there is a strong correlation between high levels of personal religiosity and doubts about evolution.

You can read the report and analysis of the data here.

People who aren’t willing to accept the theory of evolution as the best explanation for life on earth should not be allowed to vote.  Or hold office.  Or waste anyone’s time by participating in public discourse.

Religious people like to site ‘facts’ that they can interperate to back up their beliefs, but always argue strictly against anything that refutes them.  I hold firm on my position that unless you accept all science you shouldn’t be allowed to accept any science, since the same methodology and reasoning is applied to one subject as another.  Therefore a religious person  should not be able to use terms like ‘gravity’, ‘cells’, or ‘planet’.

Among the scientific community (you know, those guys who know what they’re talking about when it comes to science) evolution is not in question.  All of the supposed scientific arguments against it can be, in a matter of seconds, shot down by any serious scientist.

All that being said, why oh why is the republican party so insistent on ignorance as the best virtue any man can have?

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7 responses

12 06 2007
bigporch

In answer to your final question the post I offer this quote from the 13th Century author Don Juan Manuel. “He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have.” Pat people on the head when they finally agree to listen to your nonsense lies; tell them they’re geniuses when they stop asking questions and listen instead. The Republican virtues today are the twin virtues of blind obedience and faithful ignorance. It is what the Church demands of its followers and it is what the GOP demands of its electoral base.

As far as preventing them from voting at all, well, that was a compromise that our founding fathers debated in their time. Instead of preventing the hoipolloi from going to the polls at all Thom. Jefferson thought he found the right answer in public education.

Too bad that Republicans hate aforementioned “education” and have been slowly dismantling our public education system for the last forty years.

Remember when the Republicans _demanded_ that science be taught and emphasized in public schools? Me either, but I’ve heard the stories.

12 06 2007
Justin

hm, sounds like bigporch knows little to nothing about the true church of Jesus. That seems to be a usual trend though.

good post, keep it up!

http://www.politics-religion.com

12 06 2007
JimPanzee

(bigporch here, I’m still figuring out this wordpress thing and I have now changed my display name).

I actually know quite a bit about Christ, the Church, Christianity, and a whole slew of non-Christian related religiosity. However, I do not know your website or you so I don’t know if I should be taking offense at your comment….so I won’t. Instead I will simply say that I may have misspoke while deferring to brevity. While I am more than aware of several good-hearted, good-natured, educated and/or wise Christians, in capitalizing “the Church” in my comment I was trying to indicate only the overly dogmatic, wrong-hearted, manipulative, and bitter people of the world that hide their otherwise malicious behavior behind the words of Christ without actually doing his work. There are also forward-thinking, education-minded Republicans. My post was also not about them. My post condemns only those to whom the descriptions therein describe, and not those to whom they do not.

12 06 2007
The Imugi

Those statistics manage to be both pathetic and terrifying at the same time.

12 06 2007
Mitchell

making a point, Justin, or plugging your blog?

31 10 2007
Larry

The proponents of the theory of evolution are a bunch of self-important academic snobs who have somehow bought into the lies and farces of the fake evidence offered as proof. God created the world, life, etc. You might as well know the truth now.

1 11 2007
Mitchell

So Larry, it is standard practice for you to call evidence fake when it disagrees with your pre-established world view? why not let the evidence teach you instead of trying to make it fit into your conclusion?

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