Tuesday, 24 November 2009
The Theos Thinktank has published a survey with the title Doubting Darwin of the differing attitudes of people, especially creationists, to evolution. Their interview approach doen't seem to have been to ask any probing questions, but simply to accept what people choose to say. Their conclusion, that religious fundamentalists take belief in god and the sacred texts as axiomatic, and try to distort scientific discoveries to fit within that straitjacket, is rather obvious. Why believers choose this starting point, rather beginning with an open mind and basing their worldview simply on the evidence available, they do not investigate.