The Incompatibility Hypothesis: Evolution vs Supernatural Causation

The Incompatibility Hypothesis: Evolution vs. Supernatural Causation, by Paz-y-Miño-C & Espinosa “Like the oil vs. water experiment, evolution and supernatural causation don’t mix. Evolution raises to the surface…” Supernatural causation (i.e. the belief in a Supreme Being, creator and sustainer of the universe, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient) is a cultural pollutant, incompatible with empirical reality. “Belief” disrupts, distorts, delays and/or […]

Americans Want Candidates to Debate Science

Americans Want Candidates to Debate Science Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2012 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “…Statistics –reliable tools in the scientific method— strongly suggest that Americans want a presidential and congressional debate on science, innovation, health, and the environment, and that such dialog should exclude the personal opinions and beliefs of […]

New England Colleges and Universities: Acceptance of Evolution and Religiosity

Acceptance of Evolution and Religiosity in New England Colleges and Universities The Boston Public Library, a magnificent destination for enlightment (photo G. Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2010) 26% of the general faculty, 45% of the educators, and 35% of the students do not know that humans are apes… 15% of the general faculty, 32% of the educators, […]

Atheists Survey On Science And Evolution

Atheists Science and Evolution Knowledge Survey By Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C. PhD  and Avelina Espinosa PhD — © 2011 American atheists understand the essence of science, are knowledgeable about evolution and well informed about the controversy over evolution versus creationism versus Intelligent Design (ID). During the first two weeks of November 2011, we surveyed 133 atheists, non-believers and […]

POLLS and SURVEYS on ACCEPTANCE of EVOLUTION and related topics

GALLUP POLLS (click on links) Gallup 2012: U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion at Low Point Gallup 2012: In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins Gallup 2012: Four in 10 Americans are “very religious” Gallup 2010: Four in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism Gallup 2010: Religion Gallup 2010: Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design Gallup […]