POLL----Do you believe in evolution? - page 2

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I have always felt nursing is a science-based profession, but, I wonder how this poll will turn out in the end. This poll from Gallup, is from 2009, but, i wonder how the answer will turn out on a nursing forum.. ... Read More


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    GHgoonette, your view sounds compatible to my brother's view. He believes in evolution, but, feels "at the moment the creature became human, God had breathed a soul into the creature." and also feels God directed/caused/guided each step of evolution.
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    Quote from Liddle Noodnik
    Here is a more recent poll. None of these polls are random samples though, keep in mind. Each has a specific audience.


    46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll
    oh my, a 10,000 year old earth? oh my...

    I am kind of wondering how/where some religions are coming up with the 10,000 year old earth. Christian fundamentalists used to believe the earth was 6,000 year old, which i kind of understood how they came up with that one out of the bible, using the genealogical tree from Adam to Jesus, to today's year, it comes out to be about 6,000 years old.

    but,
    sounds like the previously popular 6,000 year old earth is being discarded,
    like the US congressman in reply #4, who feels it is a 9,000 year old earth,
    and your poll, which offers a 10,000 year old earth, is accepted by 46% of Americans.

    i can only wonder how/where they came up with that number. INteresting.

    Interesting also, that % seems to be on the rise, too. wow!!


    but yes, i'll agree, it is hard to get an accurate poll, but, gallup is pretty respected. They do sort out their respondents, so, it's kind of hard to accuse them of only asking a certain type of person, since they show who they did ask.
    I would have preferred they just asked if the person believed in evolution, period, instead of adding in the god part of the question, just to assess how many people do believe in evolution.
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    well, it looks as if only 9 members are willing to anonymously click the "yes" or "no" button, too small of a sample to really make a guess, but, so far, it seems as if nurses believe in evolution at a higher rate than the general public.
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    Quote from GHGoonette
    Eh, I don't beat myself over the head with this kind of debate. I personally believe the world and the living creatures in it evolved physically, but are blessed with a soul which was created by God. That doesn't mean I'm going to utterly condemn those who believe in a divine Hand which created the Earth and its wonders, or which caused inexplicable "leaps" of evolution. All this will be explained to us one day when we are capable of understanding it. Have faith and guard your little corner of Creation - it's what we're supposed to do, isn't it?
    Me too, but "God" to me just means whatever that source is... since we don't know, it's easier to give a name to things in discussion. I am not religious, so to me it's more like my idea is "only the stars know" I look up at the sky and understand that the cause of us is very complex and simple, probably science and magic.
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    Quote from netglow
    Me too, but "God" to me just means whatever that source is... since we don't know, it's easier to give a name to things in discussion. I am not religious, so to me it's more like my idea is "only the stars know" I look up at the sky and understand that the cause of us is very complex and simple, probably science and magic.
    I like the term "Many in All", which I read somewhere. I think it's a very descriptive name for someThing which is totally beyond our finite comprehension.
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    This is such a good point,
    the word "god" has no universal definition accepted by all. What one person imagines "god" to be, can be entirely different from another person's own description of what they imagine "god" to be.
    BIG vast array of ideas of what a "god" might be, or does, or did.


    Me, i don't believe in "magic" as a likely answer if i don't understand something,
    but, i might describe some of the wonders all around me, as having such a wonderous amazement to them, imo, that THAT response in my mind from learning about those wonders,
    might almost fall under the umbrella of "magical". I can totally feel awe and wonder at the universe, at our planet, and it's lifeforms which endlessly fascinate me,
    but, i don't technically subscribe to believing in "magic" as the word is understood by most humans.


    slightly off topic, but, since we are all carbon based lifeforms,
    and that carbon was brought to THIS planet by stars crashing into it,
    i have always liked looking at the stars, and knowing, "we are literally born of stardust".

    i like that idea.
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    "We are all connected:
    to each other, biologically;
    to the earth, chemically;
    to the rest of the universe, atomically.
    That makes me smile."

    ~Astrophysicist Dr Neil De Grasse Tyson.

    Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye) - YouTube



    I love science, astronomy, quantum physics, cosmology, all kinds of science...i really do. I get super excited about it...i totally relate to that old song there in the link...that's how i feel about science, too!



    sorry for derail, but, ey, i guess it's "my" thread, ha ha!! rofl.








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