1 in 3 Americans Unfamiliar with Darwin's Tie to Evolution
Charles Darwin may be an influential name in the scientific community for the theory of evolution but a new Gallup poll shows that roughly one-third of Americans have no clue who he is or what he's known for.
Ahead of his 200th birthday celebration on Feb. 12, a Gallup poll conducted over the weekend asked Americans the question: "For what scientific theory is Charles Darwin known?"
The Gallup weekly briefing on Tuesday showed that 55 percent of respondents correctly associated Darwin with the theory of evolution, theory of natural selection or his fundamental work Origin of Species. Another 10 percent gave incorrect answers while the other 34 percent said they didn't know who Darwin was or what scientific theory he was known for....
34% say they do not know what caller id is, 55% said even though they don't know anyone in "Maryland" they still take the call just in case it might be something important or if they might have really gotten a free cruise, 10% hit the spam button on the weekly sermonaudio email even though they voluntarily signed up and they still download sermons. 1% "It could be you" "Maybe, Just Maybe"
Just keep in mind these are people who don't have caller ID and don't screen pollster calls. I imagine there's a lot they don't know... if I'm going to waste my time, I'll do it reading RSS feeds, not talking to a pollster.
[URL=http://www.icr.org/article/charles-darwin-man-behind-monkey/]]]Charles Darwin: The Man Behind the Monkey[/URL] and much more to the point, [URL=http://www.icr.org/home/resources/resources_tracts_scientificcaseagainstevolution/]]]The Scientific Case Against Evolution[/URL].