Battlepanda: A collective fit of the stupids


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Friday, August 11, 2006

A collective fit of the stupids

I am now going to give in and conform to every awful stereotype about us elitist latte-sipping lefty bloggers ever -- Jesus wept, my fellow Americans are stupid.

The good news is, 60% of them finally wised up that the Iraq war was a bad idea. The bad news is, 39% thinks that making it mandatory for Muslim citizens to carry special I.D.s is a good idea.

Thirty percent of Americans no longer remember the year in which 9/11 occured. Credit where credit's due, 95% of them, are hep to the fact that 9/11 occured on 9/11.

And while we are not number one, we are number two in terms of being the country most likely to disbelieve evolution in this poll. Turkey had us beat, but we came out on top over just about every European nation plus Japan. In your face, Cyprus and Latvia!
Among the factors contributing to America's low score are poor understanding of biology, especially genetics, the politicization of science and the literal interpretation of the Bible by a small but vocal group of American Christians, the researchers say.

"American Protestantism is more fundamentalist than anybody except perhaps the Islamic fundamentalist, which is why Turkey and we are so close," said study co-author Jon Miller of Michigan State University.
And we're getting more fundamentalist by the month, so I wouldn't get too comfortable in that number one spot, Turkey.