Thursday, February 12, 2009

happy birthday, mr. darwin.

and, in your honor...
On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don't have an opinion either way. These attitudes are strongly related to education and, to an even greater degree, religiosity.
this from a moderately interesting gallup poll. let's talk a little bit about religiosity, gallup. i'd rather see the correlation between "belief" in evolution [this makes at least one of my science teacher friends very angry] and views about the bible. because not everyone who is religious thinks that the bible is factual, GUYS. ask my STUDENTS. they'll tell you.

this brilliant and awesome journalist started a blog today and kicks off with darwin and colbert - recommended and on the blogroll.

and even mcsweeney's shares the love.

in THESE ECONOMIC TIMES, all kinds of things are happening, people are writing about them, and we're making fun of it. irony survives.

this just in - did everyone know that darwin and lincoln were born on the same day?! BOTH on february 12, 1809? remarkable. [literally.]

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