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


Comments

6 Responses to “Poll: Texans Reject Theory of Evolution, Believe Jesus Rode Dinosaurs”

  1. Ron on February 20th, 2010 12:58 pm
  2. Brett on February 20th, 2010 6:21 pm

    There are stories that seem to suggest that giant lizards or dinosaurs even exist today! That doesn’t mean that they don’t! And it certainly doesn’t mean that they do! If someone generates concrete proof, that would certainly be helpful in the argument….

    As far as the age of the Earth being 10,000 years old? There are some stats that seem to suggest that it could be. As far as macro evolution having happened…? That is really unbelievable! If that is true, they have more holes and challenges with their theory than with Creationism…..

    Overall, do the research yourself and look at ALL of the information from BOTH sides! I don’t think that everyone is wrong on every point…. You just need to figure out what you believe is right… but please, FIND OUT for yourself! Do the research!

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  6. Robert Tobin on August 5th, 2010 5:35 am

    Nothing would surprise me about Texas, Didn’t it supply two brain dead presidents, Daddy Bush and Baby Bush, both whose “brains” were poisoned by Religion.

    I believe 46% of all Americans believe the World was “created” in 4004 BCE on October 4th. at 9:00am. I would say about 65% of Texans believe that. The same number would believe the Sermon on the Mount was preached by Rev. Billy Graham, not Jesus and the Grand Canyon was created by “Noah’s Flood”.The USA should be know as the United Christian States of America. It is being POISONED by Religion and being turned into a 3rd. Wolrd country. I’m glad I am Australian and an Atheist..

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