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Majority of Americans Still Don't Accept the Theory of Evolution

As polling has continued to suggest over the years, most Americans still don't accept the scientific theory of evolution. Despite the fact that there is more evidence supporting the theory of evolution than, say, the theory of gravity. According to the latest Gallup poll on the subject (Dec 17, 2010), 40 percent of Americans still believe humanity was made by some space god in the last 10,000 years. And there's more:

38 percent of Americans, the poll estimates, believe God guided the process that brought humans from "cavemen" to today's incarnation over millions of years, while 16 percent think humans evolved over millions of years, without any divine intervention.

So only 16 percent of Americans have embraced reality on this subject. The rest continue to embrace ignorance. The good news, though, is that this is a 9 percent increase from 1982, when only 7 percent of Americans accepted the reality of evolution. 7 percent! Saying you don't believe in evolution is like saying you don't believe in photosynthesis or the existence of the central nervous system. You don't get that choice. It's science, not opinion, kids.

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