Poll: Texans Reject Theory of Evolution, Believe Jesus Rode Dinosaurs
February 19, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-Against the backdrop of the Texas State Board of Education’s campaign to rewrite the state’s textbooks to reflect conservative principles, promoting the false belief that our country was founded on biblical principles, a new poll shows the results from an education based on propaganda. According to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, a majority of Texans do not believe in the theory of evolution. And nearly a third of residents from the Lone Star state believe that humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time. Many conservatives believe it’s a testament of their faith to reject science and reality and stubbornly cling to their belief that God created human beings about 10,000 years ago. Is Texas the harbinger of a nationwide trend towards idiocracy? Up is down, down is up and the world is flat.
The poll found that 51 percent do not believe in the scientific theory of evolution and disagree with the statement, “human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.” Only 35 percent believed in the statement.
And 38 percent of those polled agree with the statement, “God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago.”
Hard as it is to believe, one-third of all those polled believed that dinosaurs roamed the earth with humans. Thirty-percent agrees with the statement, “Humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time.” And another 30 percent responded that they “don’t know” whether the statement is true.
Idiocracy at its finest.
h/t Think Progress