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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 18 August 2006

Creation/evolution survey

In an article 'How did we get here?' in The Guardian, Harriett Swain reported the following:

In a survey last month, more than 12% questioned preferred creationism - the idea God created us within the past 10,000 years - to any other explanation of how we got here. Another 19% favoured the theory of intelligent design - that some features of living things are due to a supernatural being such as God. This means more than 30% believe our origins have more to do with God than with Darwin - evolution theory rang true for only 56%.

The survey in question was carried out by OpinionpanelResearch. The full results are available here.
What is interesting is the narrow range of options given for question 1:

People have different explanations about life on earth and how it came about. Which of these statements best describes your view?

The 'evolution theory' - Humans developed over milliosn of years from less advanced forms of life. God has no part in this process (56%)

The 'creationist theory' - God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years. (12%)

The 'intelligent design theory' - Some features of living things are best explained by the intervention of a supernatural being, e.g. God. (19%)

Don't know/ other (13%)

3 comments:

Sammy A. said...

Why wasn't “Creation by an intelligent designer using the means of evolution” an option?

beepbeepitsme said...

The argument from popularity isn't a logical way to assess truth.

RE Creation and Evolution

Scientists Find Brain Evolution Gene
http://beepbeepitsme.blogspot.com/2006/08/scientists-find-brain-evolution-gene.html

Steve Bishop said...

I agree!