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Author Topic:   No evolution/creation debate in Europe
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Message 98 of 107 (479963)
08-31-2008 10:01 AM
Reply to: Message 97 by Minnemooseus
08-31-2008 9:43 AM

Re: The European politics of creationism/ID
No, in the UK they do not. But only because they would be looked at very strangely if they did. In UK politics, "We don't do God" See here for details.
That's not to say that YECism and ID are not a danger to our education system, but it infiltrates through stealth. The last thing it wants to do is be caught in the headlights of our press. It would be ripped to pieces. But then...
A poll for the BBC Horizon programme in January 2006 revealed that fewer than 50% of Britons accept the theory of evolution as the best description for the development of life.
Furthermore, more than 40% of those questioned believe that creationism or intelligent design should be taught in school science lessons.
Over 2,000 participants took part in the survey, and were asked what best described their view of the origin and development of life:
* 22% chose creationism
* 17% opted for intelligent design
* 48% selected evolution theory
* and the rest did not know.
Bizarre when you consider the church-attendance figures. I would guess that this represents a combination of leading question and typical man-in-the-street ignorance and stupidity, rather than any real statement of faith.
Edited by cavediver, : No reason given.

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