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    Great link!

    The most interesting stats to me:

    -87% of scientists vs 32% of the public accept evolution by natural selection
    -8% of scientists vs 22% of the public accept evolution by a supreme being

    Obvious question: with 95% (edit: another stat says 97%) of scientists accepting evolution, where do creationists get off saying scientists are divided? That's definitely a false claim, with only ignorance stopping it from being an outright lie.

    I'm curious how the percentages would change if medical scientists were excluded from the mix. Additionally, I wonder if the reason chemists have the highest belief in God (41%) is because there was an engineering influence in the survey (engineers typically are more theistic/religious).

    Not surprised that geoscientists and physicists expressed the highest disbelief (47% and 46%, respectively). Not only are those fields attractive to non-theists, none of the material is especially God-friendly.

    (The climate change stats are also interesting, but I'm out for now.)
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    You have scientists, and you have dumb people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarno View Post
    You have scientists, and you have dumb people.
    You have two types of people - those who categorise people into two categories and those who don't.

    You get my drift ?

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    Did you just self-categorize with Jarno?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiss View Post
    Did you just self-categorize with Jarno?
    How so ?

    On second thought, I don't have to feel concerned, do I ?

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