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Are Darwinists Smarter than You?

We reported a survey last year ("Poll: 60 Percent of Doctors Reject Darwinism") that showed a surprising percentage of doctors simply don't agree with Darwinian evolution. While doctors seem to be more apt to doubt Darwin's theory than biologists, apparently biologists and scientists are more apt to be arrogant than the general public.

In a blog at The Panda's Thumb, Steve Reuland writes:

It is true of course that doctors are more prone to being creationists than scientists in general and biologists in particular. This is to be fully expected, as it's unlikely that you're going to find any one group of people who are more convinced about evolution than biologists and other scientists. But the fact is, we see a steady increase in the acceptance of evolution when we move from the uneducated to the educated, and from those whose educations are irrelevant to evolution towards those who are more relevant.

You seldom see this kind of arrogance outside of academia. And you would never see scientists making such proclamations to the general public. Or to doctors. Not if they didn't want it noted on their permanent record.

The bottom line for Reuland and other dogmatic Darwinists is that scientists are Darwinists because they're smarter than you. And biologists are more likely to be Darwinists because they're even smarter than other scientists.

As for doctors who dissent, why not listen to Dr. Geoffrey Simmons (author of the forthcoming Billions of Missing Links) explain why he doubts the claims of Darwinian evolution. ID The Future features a two-part interview with him on this very topic.