Happy birthday, Charles Darwin?
A recent Gallup poll puts American “belief” in the scientific theory of evolution at just 39%.
25% percent of respondents to the poll stated outright that they “do not believe in evolution”, and 36% had no opinion either way.
Some additional details on the poll here.
2009 is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species (1859).
Apparently, the majority of Americans just don’t give a shit.
I know that a lot of us are preoccupied with our job security and rooting for Obama’s economic stimulus to revive the stalled economy, but can we also get just a teensy bit of intellectual stimulus going here?