Faith: a new poll on evolution beliefs (Religion)

by David Turell @, Saturday, February 16, 2019, 15:16 (215 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Take a look. Interesting:
https://uncommondescent.com/evolution/newpew-survey-creates-a-huge-middle-on-evolution/

One interesting response from “Seversky”: "I don’t find this at all surprising. While human beings are as they are, atheistic materialism, true or not, cannot come close to satisfying the emotional needs of people. It cannot offer the prospect of a better life after this one or of being re-united with all the loved ones that have been lost,for example. So all the believers, whether out-and-out Biblical literalists or just those who lean towards theism, can relax. The alternative offered by a/mat is way too bleak to be acceptable to the majority."

dhw: I suppose it is quite interesting to see how responses change according to the way questions are put. However, I have very little faith in opinion polls at the best of times (they generally proved catastrophically wrong in their forecasts concerning the Brexit referendum and the election that followed), and since the subject-matter is of worldwide interest, I think we ought to ask all 7.6 billion earthlings what they think before we come up with any sort of representative percentages. I’m not volunteering!

We do need to know what they think. How many have actively studied the subject as we have? I think most off opinions from superficial knowledge.


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