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bluess
6th December 2004, 12:25 PM
Yes, Virginia, there really was a manger...

Or, so, at least would the American populace polled by NEWSWEEK have us believe:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6650997/site/newsweek/?GT1=5936

I have very little idea of how a good poll is supposed to be designed, and how the poll issued by NEWSWEEK was designed, but this just makes me so damn depressed.

43% want to teach creationism INSTEAD of evolution???

I'm weeping into my afternoon cup of tea.

Ipecac
6th December 2004, 03:28 PM
Ack! Jesus christ on a pogo stick!

hgc
6th December 2004, 09:43 PM
So what? Over half of Icelanders believe in elves, gnomes, trolls and huldufolk. Now that's some crazy ... uh ... starting to look reasonable ...

Nex
6th December 2004, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by bluess
43% want to teach creationism INSTEAD of evolution???

http://rabid.ath.cx/i/s/eck06.gif

Marquis de Carabas
6th December 2004, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by bluess

43% want to teach creationism INSTEAD of evolution???
To be fair, it's really only 40.6% who are religious wackos wanting to teach creationism instead of evolution. The other 2.4% are jaded nihilists trying to hasten the end of human civilisation by making everyone as dumb as possible.

Yes, I know it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes.