Re: [asa] Scary statistics

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 21:57:46 EDT

There is a difference with how to address ignorance and detecting it.
It is safe to say that YEC by scientific definitions is a position of
ignorance.
But perhaps a better word is gullible?

On 6/8/07, Merv <mrb22667@kansas.net> wrote:
> PvM wrote:
> > "Creationism, that is, the idea that God created human beings pretty
> > much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years"
> > is probably or definitely true: 66%
> >
> > http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2007-06-07-evolution-poll-results_N.htm?csp=34
> >
> >
> > Surely ignorance can not be that widely spread amongst US citizens?
> >
> If, after you have shared a well-mixed body of additional facts, you
> could imagine a YEC responding "Oh now I see the light. Of course it
> must be so!", then you can imagine their condition as being one of
> ignorance. If not, then their position is not due to ignorance, but to
> decidedness. Some YECs would even insist they have heard and are aware
> of all the evolutionary arguments, Ad nauseam. Call them stubborn,
> thick-headed, wrong, whatever, but probably not ignorant. Then you may
> begin to make some inroads with that 66%. They know who they trust and
> who they don't.
>
> "To understand my position is to agree with it." --most of us are put
> off by that explicit kind of arrogance not just YECs.
>
> --Merv
>
>
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