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shut up & sing (barbara kopple and cecilia peck, 2006)

get yer head outta yer ass

Among the items in the most recent Newsweek poll of Americans:

When asked to select from a series of options to the question "Which one of the following statements come closest to your views about the origin and development of human beings," 48% of the respondents chose "God created humans pretty much in the present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so."

As stupid as these people are, they aren't as confused as the folks categorized in the poll as "Agnostics/Atheists." OK, it's bad enough that the two are combined into one group, which itself makes absolutely no sense. As one person commented, there was only one possible answer for those groups. Agnostics would choose "Other/Don't Know" and atheists would choose "God had no part." Instead, 13% of the agnostics/atheists believed God created humans in their present form. Huh?

Meanwhile, fewer than half of those polled answered yes to the following: "Do you think the scientific theory of evolution is well-supported by evidence and widely accepted within the scientific community?"

Y'all want to blame George Bush and the Republicans for everything that goes wrong in this country. But it's pretty clear that, Bush or no Bush, Americans are a pretty stupid lot.

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