Seeing a recent article in NewsMax reminded me a bit of Rush Limbaugh's comment about himself--that he keeps half his brain tied behind his back just to make everything fair for everyone else. In this article, too much of America's brain has been tied behind its back with backward and irrational thinking. We are faced with severe external and internal problems as a nation, yet there are a number of people who still think like these are the Dark Ages or certainly Medieval Times.
We have a huge need for good thinking. This is an example of some of the tripe we have to put up with:
Reprinted from NewsMax.com
Gallup Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. Are Creationists
A new USA Today/Gallup Poll has found that two-thirds of Americans say creationism is definitely or probably true.
The poll also found that by a margin of more than 2-to-1 more Americans believe creationism is "definitely true” as opposed to those who believe as strongly in evolution.
Creationism is the idea that God created humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years in accordance with biblical accounts. The debate over creationism and evolution continues to evoke strong emotion across the country in school boards and various state legislatures.
It has also become a point of interest in the presidential race, especially among the Republican candidates running.
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee all raised their hands during the GOP candidates’ debate May 3 when asked who did not believe in evolution — the competing belief system that humans evolved from less-advanced life forms over millions of years, according to a report in USA Today.
"For me it’s as simple as ‘In the beginning, God created heaven and earth,’” Huckabee told members of the media recently.
Does he believe in the theory that modern humans descended from primates? "No, I don’t,” is his response.
Democratic pollster Mark Mellman said the three hand raisers at the debate make the GOP "look like it’s a front for the Flat Earth Society” — and that could turn off independents.
Meanwhile, Lawrence Krauss, a physicist and astronomer at Case Western Reserve University, remarked that the candidates’ creationist stance was in his opinion a danger sign.
"Evolution happened whether or not a candidate believes in it,” he told USA Today, adding presidents should not let "religious or ideological beliefs trump reality.”
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We need reason to clean up our government and our culture, to say nothing of needing reason to do what needs to be done in the Middle East, including this war and Iran/Syria. Minds believing in creationism differ very little in substance and function from minds that believe in Islam. Islam is bad enough. We do not need to render ourselves like them.