1.26.2006

'Darwin? Don't He Play for Manchester?'
'Nah, He's That Bloke on Bewitched!'
British: As Dumb As U.S.



British Doubt Darwin

from Sploid

Less than half of England believes in native son Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution according to a new survey.

The appalling results offer some insight into what passes for critical thought in the once-great island nation.

Over 2,000 people were asked their view of the origin of life. Only 48% rallied behind Darwin. 22% named creationism and 17% opted for the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Nearly one in six Britons had not been sober long enough to give the question sufficient consideration.

"Most people would have expected the public to go for evolution theory, but it seems there are lots of people who appear to believe in an alternative theory for life's origins," lamented Andrew Cohen, editor of BBC's Horizon series.

Though most have their doubts about evolution, 69% support its being taught in schools. 44% would like creation taught and intelligent design mercifully finished third again, with 41%.

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