Most Americans believe in intelligent design

A new Zogby poll shows that 52% of likely voters believe, “The development of life was guided by intelligent design.”

According to the Discovery Institute, which announced the findings late last week:

The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.

Note: intelligent design (ID) is not to be confused with the creation theory on origins.  More on that here.

Only 33% believe, “The development of life came about through an unguided process of random mutations and natural selection.”

Coming on the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his book On the Origin of Species or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, the poll results must be particularly vexing to dyed-in-the-wool evolutionists.

It points to a growing, and welcome, awareness among Americans that the outdated theory of evolution is not as widely accepted (among the public and scientists) as schools, universities and museums would have us believe.

My preferred source for information on creation, ID and evolution is Anwers in Genesis, the leading creation organization in the U.S. and home to the popular Creation Museum.  AIG’s resource-rich website and breathtaking musuem are both worth a long visit if you’re wanting to explore the exciting world of origin.


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