Wednesday, August 16, 2006

We beat Turkey!

The chart shows the proportion of people in numerous countries that answered true (blue), false (red) or unsure (yellow) to the statement:

"Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals."

The report was published in Science last week and the full paper is available online. Note that for the precise methodology and questions asked you need to click on the link at the end that takes you to the supplementary material. I mention it because there is some interesting stuff there.

It was widely discussed on the internet, and I'll use this chance to recommend two evolution related blogs, Pharyngula and the Panda's Thumb, both of which reported on it - direct links here and here. It was not widely reported in the mainstream media - although Fox did have an article.



At 12:18 AM, Blogger Biggestsmall said...

Kind of funny, as FOX caters to the community that would have said "false"

Not so sure they'd want to advertise their ignorance...

Oh well.


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