I read this Huffington post which notes that the U.S. leads Europe by quite a margin in those who reject orthodox evolution as scientific fact. They go on to an unsupported conclusion that this means the U.S. must be trailing in scientific and engineering accomplishments. Au contraire, mon ami, au contraire!
Curious, I did a little research and found this interesting tidbit. Twice the percentage of Europeans believe astrology is scientific (55%) as Americans (25%).
Furthermore, Americans score essentially equal or much higher than Eurupeans in answering questions about science correctly with the sole exception of “humans evolved from animals”. The funny thing is that Americans might be right and the test is wrong in that regard as it’s nowhere near proven that humans evolved by chance from animals – after all, Americans get more right answers everywhere else.
Even more interesting is that Americans by a huge margin consider science more important than Europeans.
More Americans than Europeans support basic research.
More Americans than Europeans are optimistic about biotechnology improving their lives.
Americans are more interested in science and technology issues than Europeans.
America has the highest score in the world for science & technology leading indicators.
Since 1995 America has gone from 25% of global high tech GDP to 43% while Europe declined from 27% to 19%. Good golly Miss Molly, that’s the same time frame time ID has been blossoming in America too. 🙂
I could go on and on and on but I think you get the drift by now. This is an object lesson that you should never ever take anything you find on the Huffington Post at face value. Darwinists and their left-liberal supporters seldom let facts get in the way of their arguments.
So much for the supposed better judgement of Europeans on what’s science and what isn’t, eh? 🙄
And so much for the increasing belief in ID working against science and technology in the United States.