“When it comes to accepting evolution, gut feelings trump facts” (Physorg, January 19, 2012), Maureen Langlois advises,
For students to accept the theory of evolution, an intuitive “gut feeling” may be just as important as understanding the facts, according to a new study.
In a study,
“What we found is that intuitive cognition has a significant impact on what people end up accepting, no matter how much they know,” said Haury. The results show that even students with greater knowledge of evolutionary facts weren’t likelier to accept the theory, unless they also had a strong “gut” feeling about those facts.
When trying to explain the patterns of whether people believe in evolution or not, “the results show that if we consider both feeling and knowledge level, we can explain much more than with knowledge level alone,” said Minsu Ha, lead author on the paper and a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Teaching and Learning.
Okay, so, science isn’t helping Darwin. We’ve been saying that for years.
What Darwin’s lobby needs is massive infusions of cash from billionaires to pay writers to implant implicit Darwinism/evolutionary psychology messages in whatever TV, music or other entertainment products students are already consuming. They will wake up Darwinists without knowing it and hardly have a thought that is not Darwin. Of course, it doesn’t always work …
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