The Left dislikes evangelicals as much as they dislike anybody, and one of the reasons they don't like them is because they tend to reject the theory of evolution--which is ironic since the Left rejects the implications of evolution for human nature. But what about Muslims? Don't they reject evolution as well? The Left is usually silent about Muslim fundamentalism.
How many American Muslims don't believe that humans descended from earlier species of animals? General Social Survey (GSS) respondents were asked this question. Here are the percent who answered no listed by religion (sample size = 6,353):
Percent who don't believe humans descended from animals
Orthodox Christians 32.1
No religion 19.8
Muslims are at the top of the list. Compare them to Buddhists and Hindus. An enormous difference.
If fundamentalism is an impediment to a pro-science culture, why isn't it a problem when it's found among Muslims? For the Christian fundamentalists always you have with you, but inviting the growing Muslim world to move to the US is a choice.
UPDATE: My 12-year-old son informs me that Hindus naturally accept evolution because they believe in a God that is an elephant.
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