Saturday, 21 August 2010

Scientific American: Doubting evolution is dangerous!

Joel Kontinen

It might be dangerous to read this blog, at least according to Scientific American. The popular science magazine laments that so few Americans (45%) believe in Darwinian evolution.

In a recent survey published in Science and conducted by the National Science Board, only 45 per cent of the respondents affirmed that modern man has evolved from an animal. In addition, only 33 per cent said they believed in the Big Bang.

The danger that Scientific American refers to has not decreased in the past few years. Previous surveys have given similar results in the USA, United Kingdom and elsewhere. There are far more Darwin doubters than atheists, humanists and other ”free thinkers” would like.

This is not strange since reality, all the way from the tiny nano motors in a cell, looks like it has been designed.


Krauss, Lawrence M. 2010. Faith and Foolishness: When Religious Beliefs Become Dangerous. Scientific American (August).