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Unfortunately 51 percent of Americans are “not too confident” or “not at all confident” that the Big Bang really happened, according to a new Associated Press poll. On the flip side, only 21 percent of adults are confident the Big Bang happened.
Happily more Americans are confident that evolution (31 percent) and global warming (33 percent) are real, demonstrating that religion’s stranglehold on society is loosening. In addition an astonishing 15 percent of adults aren’t so sure smoking causes cancer, while an equally astonishing 15 percent put their children’s very lives at risk by claiming childhood vaccines are unsafe.
The very idea that so many people don’t believe in the current science is a frightening thought indeed. The reality is that American schools no longer spend a lot of time on science, with more time being spend on arts, social sciences, and other disciplines, including religious nonsense such as creationism, which are not in the least bit helpful in our highly competitive world. We have become an embarrassment in the eyes of the rest of the civilized world which is way ahead of America in science and math.