Thursday, December 20, 2007

POLL: Allow Skeptics of Evolution in the Lab and Classroom

A new poll from One News Now shows that American believe skepticism in evolutionary theory is not a reason to remove a scientist from a lab or a teacher from the classroom. Triggered by the article on Nathaniel Abraham, a creationist biologist who was fired from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, One News Now asked America whether skepticism in evolution should disqualify an individual from scientific research or teaching a biology class. The answer was an overwhelming no. Over 95% of voters said that those who question Darwin should not be banned from scientific research or teaching biology. Less that 4% said they should. See the results for yourself here.

3 comments:

Bad said...

Of course if you frame the poll that way it will gain wide support: framing it that way will win you even pretty much all evolutionary biologists. But that's not necessarily an accurate way to characterize cases like Abraham's.

Jeff said...

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Samuel S. Chen said...

Well, I would be very interested in seeing how you characterize Abraham's case.