One New Snow Poll: No to Creationism!

Consider this question from a recent poll:

“Should topics such as creationism or intelligent design be taught in public schools alongside the theory of evolution?”

The correct answer is, of course, no. And the poll results support this:


This may not seem remarkable, until you learn where the poll is from. It is from “One New Snow” which is apparently some sort of Christian Yahoo thing:


Details here.

Click the picture of the poll if you want to vote too.


  1. #1 RBH
    October 10, 2008

    That poll got Pharyngulated earlier today. 🙂

  2. #2 Burrow Owl
    October 10, 2008



    PZ is the new Cowboy Neil!

  3. #3 Alan Kellogg
    October 11, 2008

    Greg, that would be One News Now. A project of the American Family Association. They have a mailing list I’m on, for purposes of tracking their idiocy. We are talking willful stupidity.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    October 11, 2008

    One News Now!?!?!? No way, man!!!! It’s One New Snow!!!!

    I just wish I knew what One New Snow meant. …

  5. #5 wrpd
    October 11, 2008

    At least One New Snowjob a Day.

  6. #6 clinteas
    October 11, 2008

    The real worry here was the poll result before pharyngulization…..

  7. #7 Coturnix
    October 11, 2008

    For some reason, someone submitted this post to OpenLab although it is totally impossible to put it into a book (not to mention ridiculous compared to dozens of great posts from this blog). Should we ignore it, or keep it on the list of submissions?

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    October 11, 2008

    I would prefer that this post not be submitted to OpenLab, though I certainly appreciate that it is appreciated and all.

    Now, a study of internet polling in the sciences and related area, that was either blogged about or part of a blog, … that would be different of course.

  9. #9 Coturnix
    October 11, 2008

    OK, I’ll remove it in the next iteration. Submit some of the good stuff….

  10. #10 Rey Fox
    October 11, 2008

    Remember the meme. It’s the American Patriarchy Association.

  11. #11 Ken
    October 11, 2008

    No the poll is showing 92.& % Yes, 7.2% No and the totals have gone up to 376,7825 (a 3000% jump!).

    I suspect this just goes to show how these polls get manipulated – maybe even by the organisers themselves.

  12. #12 Ken
    October 11, 2008

    Yes, try voting or refreshing and it automatically adds 60 or more votes – to Yes, of course!