Survey: Nearly half of Americans subscribe to creationist view of human origins
June 1st, 2012
03:46 PM ET

Survey: Nearly half of Americans subscribe to creationist view of human origins

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN) - Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form at one point within the past 10,000 years, according to a survey released by Gallup on Friday.

That number has remained unchanged for the past 30 years, since 1982, when Gallup first asked the question on creationism versus evolution. Thirty years ago, 44% of the people who responded said they believed that God created humans as we know them today - only a 2-point difference from 2012.

"Despite the many changes that have taken place in American society and culture over the past 30 years, including new discoveries in biological and social science, there has been virtually no sustained change in Americans' views of the origin of the human species since 1982," wrote Gallup's Frank Newport. "All in all, there is no evidence in this trend of a substantial movement toward a secular viewpoint on human origins."

The second most common view is that humans evolved with God's guidance - a view held by 32% of respondents. The view that humans evolved with no guidance from God was held by 15% of respondents.

Survey: U.S. Protestant pastors reject evolution, split on Earth's age

Not surprisingly, more religious Americans are more likely to be creationists.

Nearly 70% of respondents who attend church every week said that God created humans in their present form, compared with 25% of people who seldom or never attend church.

Among the seldom church-goers, 38% believe that humans evolved with no guidance from God.

The numbers also showed a tendency to follow party lines, with nearly 60% of Republicans identifying as creationists, while 41% of Democrats hold the same beliefs.

Republicans also seem to be more black-and-white about their beliefs, with only 5% responding that humans evolved with some help from God. That number is much lower than the 19% of both independents and Democrats.

According to Newport, a belief in creationism is bucking the majority opinion in the scientific community - that humans evolved over millions of years.

"It would be hard to dispute that most scientists who study humans agree that the species evolved over millions of years, and that relatively few scientists believe that humans began in their current form only 10,000 years ago without the benefit of evolution," writes Newport. "Thus, almost half of Americans today hold a belief ... that is at odds with the preponderance of the scientific literature."

The USA Today/Gallup telephone poll was conducted May 10-13 with a random sample of 1,012 American adults. The sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Belief • Creationism • evolvution

soundoff (3,830 Responses)
  1. Amerikan_corporate_crony

    Amekian over crowding birther bible third world is coming . It will become like uneducated muslim country ,

    June 2, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  2. Kebos

    Survey: Nearly half of Americans are really, really dumb unable to distinguish between fact and fiction

    June 2, 2012 at 8:38 am |
  3. Kebos


    June 2, 2012 at 8:37 am |
  4. David Greenberg

    Religious belief iis a psychological illness bordering on insanity. That anyone believes in religious b.s. is astounding. That half the u.s. population believes this is indicative of the utter failure of our education system and our social priorities. The Iranian atom bomb is much less a threat to u.s. and the world at large than this horrific mental illness that holds the population In thrall. There will be peace on earth someday, yes. But not when HE comes back. Rather when the last politician is hanging from the guts of the last priest.

    June 2, 2012 at 8:15 am |
    • Whatudeserve

      I assure you no matter more many times you blow up a table it will never become a chair nor that monkey and its descendants in the zoo will ever become a human.

      June 2, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • Kebos


      June 2, 2012 at 8:39 am |
    • Kebos

      Agree with Greenberg, that is.

      June 2, 2012 at 8:39 am |
    • Ryan Lankford

      Whatudeserve, no matter how much you inundate kids with the Talking Snake Theory, that doesn't make *that* true either. That's the beautiful thing about the scientific method...it's all about advancement and trying to find the right answer...never "sitting still," so to speak. Creationism is all about trying to prop up Bronze Age tales of talking snakes and donkeys and wallowing the the backward ways of a bunch of ancient Middle Eastern nomads who thought that thunderstorms and disease were the culmination of Gawd's anger!

      June 2, 2012 at 8:56 am |
    • Be

      “The greatest of all the accomplishments of twentieth-century science has been the discovery of human ignorance.”

      1. You Can Do Terrible Things in the Name of Either One
      2. Both Sides Really Do Believe What They're Saying
      3. In Everyday Life, You're Not That Different
      4. There Are Good People on Both Sides
      5. Your Point of View is Legitimately Offensive to Them
      6. We Tend to Exaggerate About the Other Guy
      7. We Tend to Exaggerate About Ourselves, Too
      8. Focusing on Negative Examples Makes You Stupid
      9. Both Sides Have Brought Good to the Table
      10. You'll Never Harass the Other Side Out of Existence

      June 2, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • Primewonk

      @ Whatyoudeserve – Why is it fundiots (fundamentalist îdiots) like you who purposefully choose to be ignorant about science, come onto these threads and deonstrate that ignorance for all to see?

      No one in science says humans evolved from monkeys. You, and the lying cretins like yourself, have had this explaiined to you ad nauseuum. Yet here you are, reposting this exact same creationist lie. Your god must be so freaking proud of you.

      June 2, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  5. Tom

    Amercia (Yes that is the new correct spelling) needs more education and less Religion.

    June 2, 2012 at 7:58 am |
  6. trex

    ..................I believe in GOD. I believe GOD used time to structure us. Therefore, I believe that evolution was GOD's way to make us in HIS image. The Bible does say that 'A day is but 1000 years", and that GOD works in mysterious ways. I had to THINK about this and reconcile the science that proves evolution, AND how evolution must be GOD's way.
    ................Is it possible that those that blindly follow that GOD made everything in 7 days, and evolution is just theory, is it POSSIBLE they simply take the EASIEST ANSWER to the question and not use the brain GOD gave us?

    June 2, 2012 at 7:52 am |
    • jamest297

      It's just so hard to tell when the bible means that a day is really a day and a year is really a year. For example, how did Methuselah get to be 969 years old? And Noah lived to be 950 years old. So, where exactly does the bible transition from meaning that a day is really a day and a year is really a year and that a day is really 1000 years? This bible thingy is really a mess, you know.

      June 2, 2012 at 8:52 am |
    • jamest297

      Did you ever ask yourself why an omnipotent, omnipresent, eternal god took six freaking days to make the world? One would think that such a god could create the world in a twinkling for crying out loud. Then, this super god had to rest on the seventh day for christ sake. Who would want to follow or believe in such a wimpy god?

      June 2, 2012 at 8:55 am |
    • Gadflie

      trex, the easiest answer? Assuming that the most complex possible being (God) has to exist BEFORE the simplest can may be easy, but it is implausible. And, according to Occam's razor, the least likely answer.

      June 2, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  7. Reality

    From the topic commentary: "Thus, almost half of Americans today hold a belief (creationism) that is at odds with the preponderance of the scientific literature."

    The cause? The Three B Syndrome i.e. Bred, Born and Brainwashed in religion especially the Abrahamic religions!!

    The cure?

    June 2, 2012 at 7:41 am |
    • Colin

      Hey Reality, can u please re-post your updated list of banned words. I keep getting blocked on a post I want to make and I can't figure out why.

      June 2, 2012 at 8:37 am |
    • Jeanine

      The latest list for you Colin....please make a copy and save it somewhere.
      people visiting here to comment will need to know about the automatic word filter that has yet to be updated to filter out only bad words.

      For instance, ho.mose.xuality is considered two bad words by the filter. "ho.mo" and "se.x" – a period, dash, space or other character can be used to break up the letter combinations.
      "gay" is not considered a bad word by the filter.

      These bad letter combinations also apply to your "Name" and your "email address" so please keep this in mind.

      In addition, there are many G-rated words that fall afoul of this outdated and badly-written filter used by this blog.

      Here is the list with the "bad" letter combination, followed by the G-rated words that will trip the filter and cause your post to get automatically deleted.
      The "etc" means to keep a lookout for other possibilities if your post gets deleted.
      The list, which includes actual "bad" words:
      ar-se.....as in spa-rse, pa-rse, ar-senic, etc.
      ass-hole.....yet ass is okay.
      cia-lis...as in Cia-lis(a drug), socia-lism, socia-list, specia-list, etc. (note: this only happens in combination with some email addresses uknown as to why)
      co-ck.....as in co-ckatiel, co-ckatrice, co-ckleshell, co-ckles, lubco-ck, etc.
      co-on.....as in rac-oon, coc-oon, etc.
      cu-m......as in doc-ument, accu-mulate, circu-mnavigate, circu-mstances, cu-mbersome, cucu-mber, etc.
      ef-fing...as in this ef-fing filter
      ft-w......as in soft-ware, delft-ware, swift-water, etc.
      fu-ck......everyone's favorite!
      ho-mo.....as in ho-mo sapiens or ho-mose-xual, ho-mogenous, etc.
      hoo-ters...hoot, hootie, and hooter is okay. More than one hooter is bad.
      ho-rny....as in tho-rny, etc.
      jacka-ss...yet "ass" is allowed by itself.....
      ja-p......as in j-apanese, ja-pan, j-ape, etc.
      koo-ch....as in koo-chie koo..!
      po-on.....as in spo-on, po-ontang, harpo-on, etc.
      pr-ick....as in pri-ckling, pri-ckles, etc.
      ra-pe.....as in scra-pe, tra-peze, gr-ape, thera-peutic, sara-pe, etc.
      se-x......as in Ess-ex, s-exual, etc.
      sh-@t.....but shat is okay – don't use the @ symbol there.
      sp-ic.....as in disp-icable, hosp-ice, consp-icuous, susp-icious, sp-icule, sp-ice, etc.
      strip-per..but strip, stripe are okay.
      ti-t......as in const-itution, att-itude, ent-ities, alt-itude, anti-thesis (any anti-"t" word),beat-itude, etc.
      tw-at.....as in wristw-atch, nightw-atchman, etc.
      va-g......as in extrava-gant, va-gina, va-grant, va-gue, sava-ge, etc.
      who-re....as in who're you kidding / don't forget to put in that apostrophe or break it up somehow!

      There are more, some of them considered "racist", so do not assume that this list is complete.

      On the other hand, there are words you might expect to trip the filter, yet do not do so, a few examples:
      raping (ra-pe is not ok)
      shat (sh-@t is not ok)
      If you want to bypass the filter, it can be done using html tags if necessary. But the list of banned letters/words should be enough for most visitors here.

      CNN also has a list of tips on posting comments at: cnn.com/terms/comment_policy.html

      June 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • Helpful Hints


      Here's a list similar to @Reality's.

      Bad letter combinations / words to avoid if you want to get past the CNN automatic filter:
      Many, if not most, are buried within other words, so use your imagination.
      You can use dashes, spaces, or other characters or some html tricks to modify the "offending" letter combinations.
      ar-se.....as in ar-senic.
      co-ck.....as in co-ckatiel, co-ckatrice, co-ckleshell, co-ckles, etc.
      co-on.....as in racc-oon, coc-oon, etc.
      cu-m......as in doc-ument, accu-mulate, circu-mnavigate, circu-mstances, cu-mbersome, cuc-umber, etc.
      cu-nt.....as in Scu-nthorpe, a city in the UK famous for having problems with filters...!
      ef-fing...as in ef-fing filter
      ft-w......as in soft-ware, delft-ware, swift-water, drift-wood, etc.
      ho-mo.....as in ho-mo sapiens or ho-mose-xual, ho-mogenous, etc.
      ho-rny....as in tho-rny, etc.
      hu-mp… as in th-ump, th-umper, th-umping
      jacka-ss...yet "ass" is allowed by itself.....
      ja-p......as in j-apanese, ja-pan, j-ape, etc.
      koo-ch....as in koo-chie koo..!
      o-rgy….as in po-rgy, zo-rgy, etc.
      pi-s......as in pi-stol, lapi-s, pi-ssed, therapi-st, etc.
      p-orn… as in p-ornography
      pr-ick....as in pri-ckling, pri-ckles, etc.
      ra-pe.....as in scra-pe, tra-peze, gr-ape, thera-peutic, sara-pe, etc.
      se-x......as in Ess-ex, s-exual, etc.
      sp-ic.....as in desp-icable, hosp-ice, consp-icuous, susp-icious, sp-icule, sp-ice, etc.
      sp-ook… as in sp-ooky, sp-ooked
      ti-t......as in const-itution, att-itude, ent-ities, alt-itude, beat-itude, etc.
      tw-at.....as in wristw-atch, nightw-atchman, etc.
      va-g......as in extrava-gant, va-gina, va-grant, va-gue, sava-ge, etc.
      who-re....as in who're you kidding / don't forget to put in that apostrophe!

      There's another phrase that someone found, "wo-nderful us" (have no idea what sets that one off).

      June 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
    • Helpful Hints

      Oops. Sorry, Jeanine, I was typing as you were posting.

      June 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • Reality


      One added comment:

      Two of the most filtered words are those containing the fragments "t-it" and "c-um". To quickly check your comments for these fragments (or any others), click on "Edit" on the Tool Bar and then "Find" on the menu. Add a fragment (without hyphens) one at a time in the "Find" slot and the offending fragment will be highlighted in your comments. Hyphenate (or whatever) said offending word/fragment and then click "Post". Make sure to check the complete "Reply" box.

      June 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  8. Reality


    What we do know: (from the fields of astrophysics, nuclear physics, geology and the history of religion)

    1. The Sun will burn out in 3-5 billion years so we have a time frame.

    2. Asteroids continue to circle us in the nearby asteroid belt.

    3. One wayward rock and it is all over in a blast of permanent winter.

    4. There are enough nuclear weapons to do the same job.

    5. Most contemporary NT exegetes do not believe in the Second Coming so apparently there is no concern about JC coming back on an asteroid or cloud of raptors/rapture.

    6. All stars will eventually extinguish as there is a limit to the amount of hydrogen in the universe. When this happens (100 trillion years?), the universe will go dark. If it does not collapse and recycle, the universe will end.

    7. Super, dormant volcanoes off the coast of Africa and under Yellowstone Park could explode catalytically at any time ending life on Earth.

    Bottom line: our apocalypse will start between now and 3-5 billion CE. The universe apocalypse, 100 trillion years?

    Then there is this:

    As per National Geographic's Genographic project:


    " DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who about 60,000 years ago began a remarkable journey. Follow the journey from them to you as written in your genes”.

    "Adam" is the common male ancestor of every living man. He lived in Africa some 60,000 years ago, which means that all humans lived in Africa at least at that time.

    Unlike his Biblical namesake, this Adam was not the only man alive in his era. Rather, he is unique because his descendents are the only ones to survive.

    It is important to note that Adam does not literally represent the first human. He is the coalescence point of all the genetic diversity."

    June 2, 2012 at 7:29 am |
    • gregory

      thank you

      June 2, 2012 at 7:48 am |
  9. eamon

    And the majority either do not vote, or vote for the Republicans, no doubt.

    June 2, 2012 at 6:34 am |
  10. Etalan

    what depressing me is that people choice creationism than rather I don't know. It mean parent and church are forcing creationism to them over evolution from school or the teacher is a creationism too. Lack of education would not make people choice creationism. Creationism only exist if they were brain wash to learn it.

    June 2, 2012 at 6:20 am |
  11. Smedskjaer

    There is something off about the percentages you stated for those who believe we evolved with god's help.
    5% of republicans believe in guidance of god in evolution, and 19% of democrats and independents. Yet over 30% over all believe in guidance from god in evolution?
    If you take 19% of every segment, no matter how they are divided, you have 19% of the whole. The story in effect gives two different values for who believes god guided evolution.

    June 2, 2012 at 6:11 am |
  12. gregory

    unbelievable!! will humans ever change? so disappointed with this survey.. at least be good for each other.
    btw i think there is no god, no life after life, just wonderful phenomena of life on earth. pls don't be afraid of thinking logically. Regards from London.

    June 2, 2012 at 5:03 am |
  13. J.J.Danielsson

    I regard myself as an religious person who have faith in a supreme being, and believe that Jesus once existed. Last is only a belief and I have only the words that is claimed to be his. I find great wisdom within them and have come to the idea that many who claims to read the bible are like someones admiring a great and beautiful building, but at the most a very limited amount of wondering how it is inside. Is it even more wonderful or is it just an empty facade. For lots of believers its very contradictionary for them that I hold the view about the idea of creation to be blasphemy, and that I hold on to the belief that the theory of evolution is more relevant and probably more accurate. Reason for this is my belief that science is about exploring the world and universe we live in, while the bilble (and other books like it) are a moral compass recomending us to
    gain understanding how to love and respect our fellow humans (and animals) and cooperate with them to accieve improvements in the world we live in.
    To keep it short I have only expressed myself in generalized views, and they are not of my own gained insight. Some worlds that have influence me is as an ex. Paulus :"the world's wisdom and folly of the Cross" – Abu Ala al Ma'arri "The world holds two classes of men – intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence" and a last example is Thomas of Aquino who stated that faith and science are separate and so should be kept. During the 1200's it was nothing new, but Thomas tried to point out that they can coexist without any friction, rather to be very fruitful for the common good.
    During history neither religion, politics or even capitalism has managed to evade a host of individuals blind selfish greed, and with total irresponsibility of how negatively it affects the world we live in. Sadly the bible have been used as a aggressive tool for oppression, contrary to its word of tolerance, respect and love...

    June 2, 2012 at 5:01 am |
  14. dr André Kruger

    Of COURSE God created man it its current form. He used some tools He created himself: Gravity, electromagnetism, the properties of the elements, and millions if not billions of years. Those who believe He was not able to program into the Big Bang the necessary "rules" to lead to us, do not believe in an Almighty God.

    June 2, 2012 at 4:56 am |
    • J.J.Danielsson

      Nice to read someone with the same view as me, i.e. who created the laws of nature as we know it? And what more is there we havn't managed to disclose so far?

      June 2, 2012 at 5:06 am |
    • Etalan

      dude, where your prove of a god, where your prove of the big bang, and who create the creator....? You just put god in everything you hear just so you think god is real, but god is not real.

      June 2, 2012 at 5:50 am |
  15. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    June 2, 2012 at 4:14 am |
    • Sir Craig

      Prayer wastes time, which I suppose is a change of sorts. Just not a good one.

      June 2, 2012 at 5:29 am |
  16. Nick

    "The dictionary definition of God is “a supernatural creator and overseer of the universe.” Included in this definition are all deities, goddesses and supernatural beings. Since the beginning of recorded history, which is defined by the invention of writing by the Sumerians around 6,000 years ago, historians have cataloged over 3700 supernatural beings, of which 2870 can be considered deities.

    So next time someone tells me they believe in God, I’ll say “Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?…” If they say “Just God. I only believe in the one God,” I’ll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don’t believe in 2,870 gods, and they don’t believe in 2,869."

    –Ricky Gervais

    June 2, 2012 at 3:46 am |
  17. Oyster

    Ok this simply cannot be a real debate. This is an attempt by CNN to drive traffic to their website. Good night.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:34 am |
  18. curious

    Do you all have a plan in mind, so if it turns out to be true(the Bible), what are you going to do, or say to GOD, when you stand before HIM if all you do is say nasty things to people who have faith in HIM. Why all the hatred and name calling and putting each other down? What reward do you get for that? All HE ever asked you to do is have faith in HIM and HIS SON. It costs you nothing! Have you hammered Christians so bad that you can never become one? There is still time. I promise you this: If you read HIS Word (the Bible) with a completely open heart and mind, it will give you the strenght you need to begin to have faith. I sincerely hope it works out for you, I would love to see you in Heaven. Don't judge GOD or Christianity by those who claim to be Christians and then go do horrifying things to other people and especially children. I am not going to stick around to read some of the nasty things some of you will write to me, but I do hope after you do, you will consider what might happen to you if GOD'S WORD turns out to be true. Please don't let your life end without calling out to GOD. I promise you HE will answer. I'll see you in Heaven.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:09 am |
    • Hugo

      How is not sticking around for a few minutes an example of loving your neighbor or loving your enemy?

      June 2, 2012 at 3:15 am |
    • Answer

      Another fool making the same bs claim to a wager. Man your kind never learns. Idiots.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:15 am |
    • tallulah13

      Since there isn't a single shred of evidence to support the existence of any of the literally thousands of gods humans have worshiped throughout history, I'm going the pragmatic route: I believe that when you die, you're dead.

      If by chance there is a supreme being, there is absolutely no reason to believe that it would be the christian god. Considering the age of the universe, and the relatively recent arrival of the christian mythology - and the rather arbitrary nature of that belief system - it seems very unlikely indeed. If there is a supreme being, I doubt very much that it cares that you follow rules codified by a particular group of people in a specific geographical area. I also doubt that this supreme being would care about your or my personal immortality at all.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:26 am |
    • Oyster

      Point of clarification – by God do you mean Allah or Zarathustra?

      June 2, 2012 at 3:27 am |
    • teddy

      I will ask him the same thing bertrand russel asked. "sir, why did you take such pains to hide yourself?"

      June 2, 2012 at 5:09 am |
    • Response

      "Man your kind never learns. Idiots."

      @Answer. Are you one of his kind? If you are, it's not surprising at all. But if you aren't, it seems that it's not only his kind that never learns.

      June 2, 2012 at 5:24 am |
    • Marek Posival

      Pascal's wager illustrates beautifully how immoral Christianity is. Atheists are moral because it's the right thing to do; religious people pretend to be moral because they hope for a reward.

      June 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • BarnumEffect

      Let's reverse that argument. What if you confront Allah? Zeus? The Flying Spaghetti Monster? If there were a god, it would be presumptuous to assume that of the thousands of religions, yours is correct.

      June 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
  19. Hugo

    Concluding question for Creationists who don't believe in Evolution. (Background is in my other posts.)

    Why are you against the actual Theory of Evolution? I understand why you are against a **conclusion** drawn from the Theory. OK, fine. I'm not asking about that. I'm asking why you are against the actual Theory of Evolution?

    June 2, 2012 at 3:05 am |
    • Hugo

      Oh well. No takers. Goodnight all.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:35 am |
    • WDinDallas

      Hugo, I think you might be expecting this. I do not believe in the common base of evolution theory because I do not believe I came from a monkey. Heck, the DNA patterns of humans races across the globe have enough subtle yet defined differences that you cannot support one single genetic line. I think Darwin was drinking too much rum and the secularist of the time latched on to this like a carp biting an empty hook. The theory of LUCY is just stupid.

      We evolve, this is undeniable. We get bigger, stronger and more intelligent. Well, maybe not more intelligent, but our technology has rapidly improved. The comic book approach to the accepted Theory of Evolution is what I don't agree with.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:36 am |
    • johnfrichardson

      @WDinDalllas You are further proof that those who oppose evolution simply don't understand. It was Darwin himself who, long before DNA was discovered and the mode of transmission of traits understood, emphasized the VARIABILITY within species, which is the raw material that makes evolution by natural selection possible. Also, evolution doesn't say we "came from monkeys". It says that we had a reasonably recent common ancestor with apes, with whom we share a ton of DNA (another prediction of evolutionary theory made long before dna was understood), a somewhat less recent one with other primates and so forth back down the tree of life. The bible, meanwhile, says you were formed from dirt. I guess that suits you better. We can't choose our relatives, but if I could choose between having beautiful, intelligent animals as cousins or a pile of dirt, I'll stick with the animals.

      June 2, 2012 at 4:36 am |
    • Darwin laid an egg

      Not the brightest bulb in the socket

      June 2, 2012 at 4:42 am |
    • Primewonk

      WDinDallas wrote, " I do not believe in the common base of evolution theory because I do not believe I came from a monkey. "

      Good. Because science never says this. Only fundiots (fundamentalist îdiots) who choose to be ignorant about science say this. We share a common ancestor with the monkey family – but it goes back over 20 million years. We share a much more recent common ancestor with chimps, dating back 5 million years.

      Your post is an excellent example of what happens when you choose to get your "sciency" sounding information from the "Pastor Dave's" of the world instead of real science sources. Your problem is that "Pastor Dave" is just as big an idiot as you are.

      June 2, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  20. Tim

    Your losing the point. Science that is accurate will always fallow the Bible. Its when it does not fallow the Bible that science is wrong.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:02 am |
    • tallulah13

      The word 'fallow' means uncultivated land. Perhaps you mean 'follow'.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:07 am |
    • Hugo

      Tim, my point is that I don't think the ACTUAL Theory of Evolution conflicts with the Bible. I agree that a conclusion drawn from it could. So what? That would be a mistaken conclusion. That is a mistake by a human.

      What is wrong with the ACTUAL Theory of Evolution? How does the ACTUAL Theory disagree with the Bible?

      June 2, 2012 at 3:08 am |
    • Answer

      Creationists are just losers who can't accept that they are always wrong. Always clinging to the dregs of that bs book no matter how insane they get.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:19 am |
    • Hugo

      Tim, I'm disappointed that you left before (apparently) understanding my point.

      I think you are a victim of a popular misunderstanding of what evolution means and I wished you had stuck around long enough to learn that you have a misunderstanding.

      In any event, I doubt you'll find anything in the Bible that conflicts with the actual Theory of Evolution. It's easy enough to find a conflict with what Darwin said. (But so what?)

      In closing, in case you come back I've got a theological puzzle for you.

      How did Judas die? Did he hang himself? Did his guts spill out? Did the almost absurd he hung himself and the rope broke and then he hit the ground and... (but that doesn't seem to happen to other people who get hung and then the rope breaks.)

      I think I know the answer. I wonder if you can find the answer for yourself. Hint: look for commentaries written by people who can read Ancient Greek.

      Take care and God Bless you Tim. (I just hope you'd put more effort into learning and be less defensive.)

      June 2, 2012 at 3:35 am |
    • t3chn0ph0b3

      Let me guess, tim... You're a product of homeschooling, correct?

      June 2, 2012 at 3:42 am |
    • Response

      "Creationists are just losers who can't accept that they are always wrong."

      @Answer. I bet you're not a creationists, BUT..................................WORST!

      June 2, 2012 at 5:30 am |
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