Facepalm Sunday

A) 42% of Americans believe that God created the earth and humans as they exist now, in their present form, 10,000 some odd years ago in 6 days.

B) 25% of Americans don’t know that the earth revolves around the sun.

What would you like to bet that every single person in Group B also happens to belong to Group A?



3 thoughts on “Facepalm Sunday

  1. Did you take two statistics from two separate sources, and then make an unwarranted conclusion that Creationists are the 25% who didn’t know that the earth revolved around the sun? This is a fallacy of composition, which arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole.

    You would have to take the same statistics from the same pool of participants in order to validate that every single person in group B also happens to belong to group A. Until you are able to provide direct correlation, this is dishonest reporting.

    1. This is not “reporting” or any kind of journalism. Nor is it a scientific study. It’s a personal blog and a casual observation. Also, asking a question about the correlation between the two groups is not at all the same thing as stating that a direct relationship definitively exists.

      But, for the sake of argument, both of these surveys were given to a random sampling of the entire US population. If your accusation is that I didn’t carry out my own nationwide survey, then yes, I guess I’m guilty of not having the financial resources or the manpower to conduct an in depth randomized survey of the American population. You caught me!

      Of course, I’d be happy if you could provide some data that would speak against the idea that there is significant overlap between the two groups. Otherwise I’d kindly submit that your trolling is wholly unnecessary and counterproductive.

  2. I have 5 bucks on : YES

    Maybe not every single one, there will be a +/- ratio in there somewhere, but it’s a close shave.

    chaddamitz, take it easy man, make youself a cup of tea, chill. I got another 5 bucks says you are a creationist that doesn’t know the earth revolves around the sun. Ha! Either that or a nit picking Sheldon picking nits.

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