Monday, June 11, 2007

Would You Just LOOK At All That Stupid?!? Chuy!

This is just the synopsis of the latest Gallup Poll, and the stupid just so fucking BURNS! (Sorry about the background/foreground problem. Click on the images to see 'em clearly).

Now thinking about how human beings came to exist on Earth, do you, personally, believe in evolution, or not?


Yes, believe
in
evolution

No, do
not

No
opinion

2007 May 21-24

49

48

2


Now regard the histograms below:







I do have a little issue with using the rubric 'believe in' when referring to evolution. Whatsoever one's views of the prevailing Deity, evolution seems to have been pretty thoroughly and thoughtfully documented. Critters change over time, due to impingent, pretty constant environmental conditions. Adaptation via genetic innovation = evolution. Duh. Humans are no different from--and are in no way "superior" to--any other species, pond-scum on up (and not hierarchically; rather via taxonomic complexity). This fact--this array of facts--is not a matter of belief. It is indubitable, and irrebuttable. It does not require 'belief', much less 'belief in'. It requires merely an honest attention to experience.
Mebbe that's just me...

4 comments:

BlakNo1 said...

:)

Doug, jumping for Cholla said...

Woody, with that background I had to view the images in a separate window to see them. Maybe making the gifs opaque with a white background would be better.

WGG, Rogue Scholar & Tokin Lib'rul said...

doug, brudda, you're right... it would be, if i knew how to do it...prob'ly otta posted thisn on the Pond...tanks fer lookin in

mogwai said...

ugh.

teh dominionists have the best brainwashing program ever designed by man: keep 'em clueless