[NetBehaviour] [stuff-it] FW: Only 33 per cent of Americans believe in evolution

patrick simons patricksimons1 at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 13 14:02:47 CEST 2009


To the point as usual, Mr Biggs :)
I suspect they believe in us, its just that they can't comprehend how much
they wind everybody up!
And... you can't have a god complex without someone to hold dominion
over.... ha... there, I have proven not only the existence of Americans, but
also of myself!
Patrick

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Simon Biggs <s.biggs at eca.ac.uk> wrote:

>  But how many Americans believe in the rest of the world?
>
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> *Subject: *Re: [NetBehaviour] [stuff-it] FW: Only 33 per cent of Americans
> believe in evolution
>
> how about only 33% of the rest of the world believe in Americans?
> Patrick
>
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Geert Dekkers <geert at nznl.com> wrote:
>
> Actually, what I found most interesting in the article was that while 33%
> of  Americans don't "believe" in evolution, 57% consider science important
> (or was it "extremely" important?)  And I'd add, even the most fanatical
> creationists rely om the internal combustion engine to get to their
> meetings, showing that being religious and (at least) the use of scientic
> achievements don't rule each other out.
>
> Geert
>
> On Jul 13, 2009, at 11:17 AM, Rob Myers wrote:
>
> There are healthy debates about some of the details but there are no
> serious scientific theories that are alternatives to evolution by natural
> selection. If there were they would replace evolution as experiments and
> studies confirmed them. That's the beauty of science when it works.
>
> Science doesn't require faith, just one less philosophical assumption than
> religion. The practice of science requires personal drive and curiosity, and
> is subject to social pressures, but it is the least worst means we have of
> acquiring knowledge about the world. Art is a complement to it but religion
> has declared itself a rival.
>
> - rob.
>
>
> On Jul 13, 2009 9:47 AM, "Olga" <olga.panades at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> This is a very interesting discussion but I was hoping to hear some
>  alternative scientific theories. For what I know, and I know very
>  little on the subject, there are alternative scientific theories that
>  challenge the theory of evolution as we know it. Can anyone give me a
>  bit more information on those?
>
>  And also, I think science involves big amounts of faith as well...
>
>  --
>  Olga
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