The annual Gallup Poll on how dumb Americans are has come out, and they got less dumb.
A new Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution hints at a slightly higher rate of acceptance of evolution in the United States over the years. Asked in December 2010 “[w]hich of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings,” 38% of the respondents accepted “Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process,” 16% accepted “Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process,” and 40% accepted “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.”
We just passed the fifth anniversary (Dec. 17th) of theKitzmiller vs. Dover decision. Here’s a review of what PZ Myers calls “Kitzmas” … the annual celebration of this event. And, another story about Kitzmas is here.
These are all courtesy of the National Center for Science Education.