A recent poll from England, taken on the eve of Darwin’s 200th birthday celebrations, shows that nearly half of Britons have serious doubts about evolution. And this despite its being the big Year of Darwin and all the hoopla leading up to it and Britain being the home of Darwin and Dawkins and all that. Somehow the message just isn’t getting through.
Here in the United States, a recent Zogby poll indicates a significant increase in the number of people who think the evidence against evolution should be taught. That’s odd considering how often we’ve been told that there is no evidence against evolution and that its as well confirmed as the theory of gravity. Guess that message hasn’t gotten through either.
And then we have the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) boycotting the state of Lousiana and pulling out of New Orleans for their 2011 conference because of the Lousiana Science Education Act, which allows teachers to present evidence against evolution without fear of retribution, something which just doesn’t sit well with the SIBC and other Darwinians. Dr. Micahel Egnor has written an open letter to the SICB regarding their boycott.
For years we’ve had Darwinists telling the doubters that they don’t get it. In this year of celebrating the Founder’s 200th birthday, it seems its the other way around: the Darwinists are the ones not getting it. Despite years of virtual hegemony over how science is taught in public schools both here and in Britain, and despite a plethora of media coverage, special programs and countless popular books and websites, apparently the public isn’t buying what they’re selling!