I thought I would do my part to argue PJ’s point of view for once.
What is wrong with people who don’t believe in evolution?
The percent of Americans who reject evolution is close to 50 percent. About 35 percent believe the Bible should be taken literally, and if you are a Biblical literalist, evolution is not compatible with that view. For the rest-mainstream, nonliteralist Christians-it is mostly a matter of human exceptionalism: the idea that humans are different and unique from all other organisms. Par of that is the “ick factor” – “I’m not monkey!” If people understood more about animals, they’d appreciate that it’s hard to find lines that demarcate us from them.
At a Democratic presidential debate this year, three candidates raise their hands when asked who didn’t believe in evolution. These are not even the dumbest people in America; they’re just trying to court the “dumb” vote. Some churches believe that God put animal fossils on the earth to test our faith. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED GOD! What would these people need to see to believe in evolution?