The Union-Tribune‘s Op-ed section today had a piece titled, “Why evolution matters,” written by three U.C.-San Diego biologists. The piece was about Americans and evolution, but that’s not what I’m on about. The top of the piece had a giant pull-quote that read:
In a recent Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans said they believed creationism, the idea that God created humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years, is definitely or probably true. Only half of those surveyed said they believed evolution is definitely or probably true.
What these three scientists, and the Op-ed editors appear to have missed, is that if 2/3 of the people believe one thing, and half believe in the opposite thing, 1/6 of those surveyed believe in both at once. Are they creationists who believe god evolved from monkeys? Or Darwinists who believe god created himself? The mind boggles.