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ChadwickHenryWard Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-06-10 11:03 PM
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23. I have always wondered what percentage of people
Edited on Sat Feb-06-10 11:04 PM by ChadwickHenryWard
in your average poll don't understand the question and are just making up the answer. This phenomenon might be at work here; a significant number of those responding might not clearly understand the statement they are being asked to give an opinion about. I recall a poll that was posted here a couple years ago in which 8% of self-identified atheists said they were "completely sure" god existed. That means that at least those eight percent didn't know what the word "atheist" meant. I have always been wary of polls for this reason, just from the general observation that most people aren't very smart.
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  -PULPIT: Darwinism still unconvincing to most Christians IndianaGreen  Jan-17-10 01:09 PM   #0 
  - Think of it as an addiction - like alcoholism  Xipe Totec   Jan-17-10 01:10 PM   #1 
  - People forget that Darwin was a Christian too.  CJCRANE   Jan-17-10 01:14 PM   #2 
  - and then, like an honest man, he gave up the one that was wrong  enki23   Jan-17-10 02:12 PM   #5 
     - I'm not a scientist  CJCRANE   Jan-17-10 02:17 PM   #6 
  - That is terrifying.  Sinistrous   Jan-17-10 01:14 PM   #3 
  - Who are these Christians?  Ecumenist   Jan-17-10 01:15 PM   #4 
  - I wonder who these anti-evolution Christians are, too  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-17-10 05:17 PM   #10 
     - Do you know if that professor had ever taught a class on Genesis before?  uberllama42   Jan-17-10 10:13 PM   #14 
        - The Genesis course was a new one, premiered that year  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-17-10 10:27 PM   #15 
  - Are we still beating Turkey?  pokerfan   Jan-17-10 02:19 PM   #7 
  - There should be a World Creationism Convention  CJCRANE   Jan-17-10 02:34 PM   #8 
  - The vacuum of stupid from a convention like that would suck away IQ points....  rd_kent   Jan-17-10 05:25 PM   #12 
     - It would be a black hole of ignorance...  BolivarianHero   Jan-20-10 12:55 AM   #20 
  - Certainly makes it easy......  frebrd   Jan-17-10 03:01 PM   #9 
  - The Non-Evolution Revolution seminar - AKA THE IGNORANCE TOUR  rd_kent   Jan-17-10 05:22 PM   #11 
  - It's not clear what these polls actually measure. A 2007 Gallup poll found 53%  struggle4progress   Jan-17-10 06:05 PM   #13 
  - I have always wondered what percentage of people  ChadwickHenryWard   Feb-06-10 11:03 PM   #23 
  - And yet these same "creationists....."  DeSwiss   Jan-18-10 12:09 AM   #16 
  - Alternate poll results title...  gcomeau   Jan-19-10 11:01 AM   #17 
  - If the numbers are actually this low.....then America is screwed!  Vehl   Jan-20-10 12:49 AM   #18 
  - You caught me...I'm a bigot.  BolivarianHero   Jan-20-10 12:52 AM   #19 
  - Hmmm...  gcomeau   Jan-22-10 11:42 AM   #21 
  - The average IQ is 100....enough said.  RagAss   Feb-06-10 09:56 PM   #22 

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