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Glenn Beck is the half-monkey/half-person.

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This man deserves to have a bag of flaming dog poo left on his door step every morning.

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Reminds me of this picture:
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This man deserves to have a bag of flaming dog poo left on his door step every morning.

The man deserves to have a flaming bag of dog poo left in his breakfast every morning.

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The truly scary thing is how many people think like him, or don't think at all, and just swallow all the **** he spouts.
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The one thing I find "funny" about some of these religious-anti-evolution folk: they don't think humans came from monkeys---yet neither do evolutionists, they just believe apes and humans had a common ancestor (possibly all primates, but still).
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Glenn Beck is the half-monkey/half-person.

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And?

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Wow he is dumb. First, we didn't come from monkeys we came from apes. Second, there are fossils of evolution in apes leading to hominids and possibly humans.

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Wow he is dumb. First, we didn't come from monkeys we came from apes. Second, there are fossils of evolution in apes leading to hominids and possibly humans.

Or rather, we and apes share a comparatively recent common ancestor.

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Or rather, we and apes share a comparatively recent common ancestor.

That is what I meant, yes...sorry.

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The truly scary thing is how many people think like him, or don't think at all, and just swallow all the **** he spouts.

From 2006. The US may have dropped to the absolute bottom by now.


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To be fair, how can people possibly be expected to consider the idea of evolution and decide if they believe in it or not when they can't even understand the idea?
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It is truly pathetic that some moron that is either completely ignorant of the science or purposely lying to people has millions of viewers. Jeez if he'd even watch a dumbed down presentation like "Becoming Human" from Nova on PBS he would know how completely full of **** he is.

For those that are interested here is a link to the Nova vids: http://www.google.com/search?client=...e2ed210811b0f9
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OMG how stupid is that, lol.

And people didn't have to "force" on others that the Earth is round? I highly doubt it, throughout history the truth was met with resistance by morons like him
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And people didn't have to "force" on others that the Earth is round? I highly doubt it, throughout history the truth was met with resistance by morons like him

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Or rather, we and apes share a comparatively recent common ancestor.


Or rather we, literally still being apes, share a common ancestor with other apes.

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Good grief. I went to catholic grade school in the 60's and 70's and was taught science by nuns, and we still learned about evolution and that the biblical creation account is simply metaphorical.
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And?

The link shows how Glenn Beck's beliefs are not unusual in the US and a good portion of the population rejects evolution. I thought the connection between my link, and the topic of the thread was obvious but I guess not.

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Or rather we, literally still being apes, share a common ancestor with other apes.

Fair enough.

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The link shows how Glenn Beck's beliefs are not unusual in the US and a good portion of the population rejects evolution. I thought the connection between my link, and the topic of the thread was obvious but I guess not.

The connection was obvious. I was just trying to extract a position on the issue from you since you posted only the link.

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It is truly pathetic that some moron that is either completely ignorant of the science or purposely lying to people has millions of viewers. Jeez if he'd even watch a dumbed down presentation like "Becoming Human" from Nova on PBS he would know how completely full of **** he is.

For those that are interested here is a link to the Nova vids: http://www.google.com/search?client=...e2ed210811b0f9

We watched some NOVA vids in my archaeology class and I really like the series, at least the ones we watched.

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To be fair, how can people possibly be expected to consider the idea of evolution and decide if they believe in it or not when they can't even understand the idea?

The fact is that for most people who believe in evolution, it's just that - a belief. A doctrine if you will. It's not grounded in any real understanding, just that they have faith in the authority of the proponents. Not much different than people that take creationism as an article of faith.
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The fact is that for most people who believe in evolution, it's just that - a belief. A doctrine if you will. It's not grounded in any real understanding, just that they have faith in the authority of the proponents. Not much different than people that take creationism as an article of faith.

On what do you base that? Because, frankly, the non-creationists that I know have at least a rudientary understanding of evolution.
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On what do you base that? Because, frankly, the non-creationists that I know have at least a rudientary understanding of evolution.

Before you start accusing me of something, let me be clear - I fall clearly on the evolution side. My whole point is that people are operating on a rudimentary understanding, largely appealing to authority when arguing against creationism. I blame/base it on the appalling state of science education. Obviously it's unrealistic to expect everyone to have some profound and deep understanding of the science behind evolution, but it's also pretty silly to accuse creationists of operating solely on a belief system if you're doing the same thing when arguing for evolution.
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Red is right.
Most people really don't get it at all.
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I've read a couple books on Natural Selection and watched many lectures. I think I have at least a rudimentary knowledge of how evolution is supposed to work. The average American doesn't seem to, though, whether they're for it or against it. I think we'd all be better off if we knew what it is we're supposed to have an opinion on. For instance, I'm an atheist but I've read the entire Bible front to back and regularly have religious discussions with people who are Christian. I'm not arguing from a standpoint of ignorance when I say something about theology, but some people are arguing from a standpoint of ignorance when they talk about evolution, whether they're for it or against it. The fact that such a huge chunk of the U.S. population flatly denies it without knowing a damn thing about it makes me sad.

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