Recently I found on Jerry Coyne’s blog a reference to MSNBC and a poll being conducted in the US called: Is it OK for home-school textbooks to dismiss the theory of evolution Not that the results of the poll will matter much since the home schooling parents will home school. That’s what they do. However, it is running slightly higher for the Nays than for the Yeas. Small margin however. I do also note that some home-schoolers have commented saying that they will teach evolution but will also give their isolated children schooling in creationism. That sucks!!
I made a couple of comments on the ever growing, slightly vituperative and snarky threaded comment page that was running at 1,888 or so comments. It is worth a look and a vote with a comment short or long. At this stage the NO vote is in front at 51.4% to 48%. This is, however, in America. I know, it’s depressing in the extreme when confronted with people who have a desperate need to hold onto a faith that is unsustainable and certainly can’t come to the party under the microscope of analysis.
I always feel as though I have to put my two-penneth in for what it’s worth. By the lack of response, in this particular comment thread, it’s probably worth nothing. I have a funny, irresistible desire to try to articulate the basis of evolutionary science at the point at which it is at the moment and another desire to slam home some basic scientific truths. The big problem, of course, is that, the nay-sayers never seem to have read the same scientific literature that I have. Damn!!
All comments that can be made have to address a whole swathe of irrationality and in-consequentiality in the body of the comments. However, I have had my fill. I give up. At least for the present.