But 32 percent [of Americans polled] reject the idea of evolution,
saying that “animals and other living things have existed in their
present form since the beginning of time,”
A statement that is easily demonstrably false makes Republicans look like idiots. We have antibiotic resistant bacteria, that have evolved in the past 100 years because of man’s antibiotic use. It can be demonstrated that species have evolved new traits in just the past couple of centuries. People themselves have evolved. Humans today are taller and heavier than they were just a couple of centuries ago.
This is where the meme about the right being stupid and uneducated come from.
For the record, I disagree with this group:
A quarter of those surveyed told Pew that “a supreme being guided the evolution of living things.”
But at least they are trying to integrate their beliefs with observable fact. I can respect that, even if I disagree with it.