From: allenroy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 10 2003 - 22:41:52 EDT
Yeah. What's the report?
Sarah Berel-Harrop wrote:
> 1) "western Bible belt" it is solely Texas. 2) Opinion poll - Zogby
> specializes in designing polls thatdemonstrate what the client wants
> to demonstrate. It is my belief they commissioned the poll in order to
> present it or hype it in connection with today's SBOE hearing. I will
> know better this afternoon, I am attendingthe hearing. Y'all want a
> report ???
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Howard J. Van Till
> To: allenroy ; email@example.com
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 8:18 AM
> Subject: Re: An interesting Poll from Zogby
> Re: The Zogby International "Poll"
> Of what actual value is this opinion poll? Given the wording
> of the questions, and given that it was administered to
> folks in the western end of the U.S. Bible Belt, the results
> were assured from the beginning. This has the appearance of
> a marketing gimmick, nothing more. (snip)
> My conclusion: Anyone who uses the results of this poll to
> support the teaching of "intelligent design" as a scientific
> alternative to biological evolution is using a rhetorical
> strategy that ought to be a total embarrassment to any
> morally and ethically sensitive person.
> Howard Van Till
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