Monday, February 28, 2005

Man's place

According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, 55 percent of Americans (67 percent of Republicans, 47 percent of Democrats) believe that God created humans in our present form, presumably as described in Genesis: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." This is up significantly from the last Gallup poll I remember.

I think it was Thomas Huxley who wondered why so many people preferred to be "modified mud rather than modified monkey."

And with that witty zinger from Darwin's bulldog, we'll let the evolution thing rest for a while.