Why Can’t Dawkins Change People’s Minds?

August 5, 2008 at 11:57 am (Belief, Dawkins) (, , , , , , , , )

Cheeky little mid-week post: I watched the Dawkins on Darwin thing on Channel 4 last night and was unsurprised to find that the schoolchildren he spoke to who had been brought up with the creation story didn’t, on the whole, change their minds about the origins of the human race upon being presented with evidence for evolution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Belief by Numbers

December 28, 2007 at 10:36 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Are we dumbing down? Do we believe more readily now than in the past? Are odd beliefs more prevalent in the US than the UK?

According to the CBS news website in 2005, a poll found that that “Most Americans do not accept the theory of evolution. Instead, 51 percent of Americans say God created humans in their present form, and another three in 10 say that while humans evolved, God guided the process. Just 15 percent say humans evolved, and that God was not involved.” Read the rest of this entry »

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