Evolution fails again according a report from Angus-Reid Global Scan following a Gallup Poll that asked 1001 Americans how they believed human beings came into existence. The poll asked the following questions: Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings?
1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process;
2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process;
3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.”
The results were: 36 percent said that man developed with God’s guidance, 13 percent believed that man developed but God had no part in the process, and 46 percent said that God created man in his present form. The remaining 5 percent had no opinion.
Recently New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg commented: “It boggles the mind that nearly two centuries after Darwin, and 80 years after John Scopes was put on trial, this country is still debating the validity of evolution.”
Editorial Comment: A similar result was produced by a survey in the UK. During our recent visit to the UK some prominent evolutionists were claiming the battle for evolution had been won over 100 years ago. The response to this American survey and the unprecedented interest in our work by the secular media in the UK confirms that it has not. The fact that a century of promoting evolution in popular and professional literature has failed to convince nearly half of the survey sample reminds us that deep down people know that chance random processes do not explain where they came from. (Ref. surveys, beliefs, faith)
Evidence News 9 August 2006