Sad but true but look at the percentage of “not sures” on the chart. That’s a sizable chunk of Americans who seem to not care one way or the other. It would be interesting if a poll could reveal what motivated their uncertainty. e.g. Was it religiously motivated, out of ignorance or apathy. I’m inclined to believe the latter. We need more science classes and fully trained teachers in public education as a start.
Yes I totally agree with you VA. It’s mostly apathy. Why wouldn’t it be?
We are science and learning people more or less.(me much less…) Obviously we are focused on these polls and on the concept of evolution itself.
But what does the idea of evolution do for most people on a day to day basis? Nothing. It does nothing for me either. And I know about it!
People don’t care about evolution..and they shouldn’t have to if they don’t want to. After learning it in school of course and graduating
all the classes with acceptable grades. After that…let them pursue their interests and goals. And obviously your average person
can’t do anything with the knowledge of evolution.
Evolution does affect all of us on a day-to-day basis. If it weren’t for evolution we would have almost no effective medicines, no vaccinations and almost no knowledge of genetics. Anyone who rejects evolution knows nothing about evolution. It is proven to exist every day in laboratories and is the bedrock of biology.
“Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organisation, including species, individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins.” Wikipedia
Try doing without it.
It’s theism alone that leads people to reject evolution. It’s theism that interferes with scientific understanding. People who reject evolution reject humanity and science.