Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Dumb All Over

Just when you thought the defeat of the "Intelligent Design" movement heralded a return to the importance of science in public life, this country proves you wrong. A new Gallup poll finds that 57% of Americans believe that "God created human beings in present form." Another 31% go for the "God guided man's evolution" theory, while only 12% believed that God had nothing to do with it (or, indeed, doesn't exist at all). Gallup has been asking this same (or similar) question since 1982, when only 42% of the population bought the Genesis (not the band, either) story - although there were no questions about which of the two stories win out.

To quote Brother Zappa:

An' the book says:He made us all to be just like him.
So...If we're dumb...
Then God is dumb...
(an' maybe even a little ugly on the side).*

Cue guitar solo.

* "Dumb All Over," from You Are What You Is

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