More evidence that we in education have done a pretty poor job, at least when it comes to science.
In a new survey of 34 industrialized countries, almost 40% of American adults believe this statement is false: “Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals.”
21% aren’t sure.
Almost two-thirds disagree with the statement that “more than half of human genes are common to chimpanzees”. In fact, scientists have demonstrated that humans and chimps share 99% of their genes.
Unfortunately, this ties into the fact that polls regularly show that large numbers of people also believe in astrology and UFOs.
I wonder where they stand on alchemy.