I’ve Figured It Out

Ok, I’ve finally figured out how it’s possible that people believe in god(s).

Scientific Savvy? In U.S., Not Much

While scientific literacy has doubled over the past two decades, only 20 to 25 percent of Americans are “scientifically savvy and alert,” he said in an interview. Most of the rest “don’t have a clue.” At a time when science permeates debates on everything from global warming to stem cell research, he said, people’s inability to understand basic scientific concepts undermines their ability to take part in the democratic process.

Over the last three decades, Dr. Miller has regularly surveyed his fellow citizens for clients as diverse as the National Science Foundation, European government agencies and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. People who track Americans’ attitudes toward science routinely cite his deep knowledge and long track record.

How can people not believe in god when only about 20% of mature American adults don’t know their ass from their elbow when it comes to science? 1 in 5 adults think the sun revolves around the earth! Only someone who is willfully ignorant to reality would think such stupidities.