The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
~Albert Einstein - The Merging of Spirit and Science
The creationist argument flies in the face of common sense and scientific reality. Texans need to check their educational system. Is science taught in their schools and what is the curriculum? A current survey shows an alarming lack of understanding of the reality of science. Although we have had a recent Vice Presidential candidate from Alaska who would agree with these opinions. But then again I have a sibling that said he believes the exact same things. It was reported that twice the number of Republicans than Democrats hold these views, why am I not surprised? According to the Texas Tribune 51 percent of those polled don't believe that humans developed from an earlier species. Thirty eight percent believed that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time and another thirty eight percent believe that "God created human beings pretty much in their present form about then thousand years ago." This would be laughable if it weren't so sad. The fact that many of our congressmen and senators profess similar views is definitely cause for concern. The numbers are most probably similar through out the heart land of America and very different on the coasts which tend to be more Democratic and liberal and have larger majority of people with higher educations. The saving feature is that it is not a belief system of a majority of Americans but it is enough to be cause for concern. See study by the Gallup Poll.
This is worth a look. Thanks to Gryphen at The Immoral Minority
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