Please Tell Me We’re Not This Stoopid

Half of British adults do not believe in evolution, with at least 22% preferring the theories of creationism or intelligent design to explain how the world came about, according to a survey.

The poll found that 25% of Britons believe Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is “definitely true”, with another quarter saying it is “probably true”. Half of the 2,060 people questioned were either strongly opposed to the theory or confused about it.

Jeebus, Martin & Fergus! The least they could do is watch Mark Steel who in 30 minutes covers the whole Darwin shebang (and also puts the ‘survival of the fittest’ misinterpretation in its proper place) in a most entertaining fashion-

‘We can’t help it if man’s wicked, we’re Starfish!’

Mark Steel’s Missing Independent Column

His column this week was not published you can read it at his website, or below the jump. Update: It’s turned up, a day late.
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Mark Steel Brings The Funny

The worrying part about whether the ceasefire in Gaza can hold together will be whether the international community can stop the flow of arms to the terrorists. Because Israel’s getting their planes and tanks and missiles from somewhere and until this supply is cut off there’s every chance it could start up again.

The disregard for life from these terrorists and their supporters is shocking. For example Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist, wrote that the purpose of the Israeli attack must be to “inflict a heavy death toll and heavy pain on the Gaza population”.

Replace “Gaza” with “western”, and that could have been written by al-Qa’ida. Maybe this is the problem: the Israelis are writing their policies by downloading statements from an Islamic Jihad website and just changing the place names. Also, if the Israelis think the Hamas rockets are as lethal as they say, why don’t they swap their F-16 fighters and Apache helicopters for a few of them?

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