“Evolution is on the way out” claims an article in the Education Guardian, 15 Aug 2006.
A survey of over a thousand UK students by Opinionpanel Research found “more than 30% believe our origins have more to do with God than with Darwin – evolution theory rang true for only 56%.” Belief in creation and/or intelligent design was highest amongst students who identified themselves as Muslim or Christian, but even 10% those who claimed no religion believed in intelligent design.
The rising number of students who believe in creation is disturbing university biologists. Steve Jones, professor of genetics at University College London, recently gave a lecture to the Royal Society entitled “Why evolution is right and creationism is wrong”. He has been visiting schools and teaching evolutionary biology for 20 years. For the first 10 of those he found less than one student in 1,000 expressed creationist beliefs, but now he commented, “Now in any school I go to I meet a student who says they are a creationist or delude themselves that they are.”
Editorial Comment: In a BBC radio debate against John Mackay, Professor Steve Jones claimed that evolution was proven a century ago and there was no need to have this debate. The survey described above proves him to be wrong. Much to their frustration, evolutionists are finding that you cannot bluff all the people all the time, AND the long term results of our work in schools and universities over the past few decades is paying dividends they can no longer ignore.
Evidence News 30th August 2006
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