Poll: Two in Five Americans Still Believe God Created Humans 10,000 Years Ago

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A new Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of American adults comply to a strict view of creationism, in which God brought humans into existence within the last 10,000 years. More encouragingly, a record number of Americans now say God had absolutely nothing to do with it.

George Dvorsky | GIZMODO

Evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, yet for Americans, this seminal science book is still proving to be a tough sell. Despite over 150 years of scientific inquiry—from studies of transitional fossils and vestigial traits to the discovery of DNA and empirical observations of evolution in action—a sizeable portion of the American population still prefers divine intervention over natural selection.

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