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So 60% of Republicans – versus 40% of Independents and 38% of Democrats – think that God created humans as is, 10,000 years ago. Let’s get this clear – this isn’t 60% accepting some form of “intelligent design” and allowing the archeological and fossil records to speak for themselves. This isn’t some form of theistic evolution that may be compatible with some form of intelligent design (the numbers there are 32, 36 & 39% respectively). No, this is 60% of Republicans (and 44% of Americans) being abjectly ignorant and accepting a young earth creationist position.
Let’s take the ID proponents at face-value. Let’s allow them to claim to be aiming to teach “good science.” Let’s accept Phillip Johnson’s claim that ID proponents are "the ones that stand for good science, objective reasoning, assumptions on the table, a high level of education, and freedom of conscience to think as we are capable of thinking." Can we then expect the Discovery Institute to issue a press release decrying the 44% of the American population who clearly are scientifically illiterate and do not realize that we have fossil Homo sapiens going back 200,000 years? Will Evolution News & Views mention that?
Didn’t think so.