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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Radical Clerics Making Americans Stoopider

Posted by Bob Brigham

Our homegrown Taliban -- the radical right clerics -- are achieving success in dumbing down Americans. Just check out the new Harris Interactive poll (1,000 U.S. adults, June 17-21):

A majority of U.S. adults (54%) do not think human beings developed from earlier species, up from 46 percent in 1994.

Who makes up the flat earth society science rejectionists?

In general, older adults (those 55 years of age and older), adults without a college degree, Republicans, conservatives, and Southerners are more likely to embrace the creationism positions in the questions asked.

Obviously, our schools suck. But he said/she said "journalism" also deserves scorn. When Dobson lies, the press needs to call bullshit, not follow it with an opposing quote...the earth is not the center of the universe, the earth is not flat, the earth isn't 3,000 years old and treating facts like differences of opinion hurts society as a whole.

Posted at 02:26 PM in Republicans | Technorati