bq. When Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection 143 years ago, the scientists of the day argued over it fiercely, but the massing evidence from paleontology, genetics, zoology, molecular biology and other fields gradually established evolution’s truth beyond reasonable doubt. Today that battle has been won everywhere–except in the public imagination.
Scientific American: 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense: :: *Opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments don’t hold up.* Based on the Bible, the universe was created about “six thousand and 9 years ago”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher-Lightfoot_Calendar, so it stands to reason that evolution isn’t possible for so many people the world over.
There are some Islamic “writers”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harun_Yahya who also “support the creationist nonsene”:http://www.harunyahya.com/books/darwinism/atlas_creation/atlas_creation_01.php spouted by so many in America, but thankfully they are still in the minority. Of course, if the local “MMA”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muttahida_Majlis-e-Amal could spare time from discussing how “women rights”:http://eteraz.org//?op=displaystory;sid=2006/11/24/151819/16 are turning Pakistan into a “free-sex” state they might just start attacking evolution next.
Half of the American population believes that the universe is 6,000 years old. I wonder how the Pakistani population compares on this metric to the rest of the world.