22 January 2007
I have a theory that evolution isn't hip in the U.S. just because it sounds a bit too much like the "R" word. At any rate, America now has the honor of placing just below Latvia and Cyprus in terms of the percentage of adults who don't agree that humans evolved from animals (WaPo, 1/16/2007). At least we edged out Turkey--a country that still hunts down journalist who refuse to deny the Armenian genecide (the model for the Holocaust). Back in the U. S. of A., 40% of adults agree that humans developed from animals, 39% disagree, and 21% couldn't figure out which way to hold the pencil. In Iceland, on the other hand, 85% agreed and only 7% disagreed. All that bathing in hot springs evidently stimulates higher brain functions.
Posted by Karlo at 1:41 pm