PZ Myers worries about the potential of the creationist movement voting praying Sarah Palin back into high office in spite of because of her disdain for evolution.
Unfortunately, about half the American electorate will think what she wrote is just ducky. Those words won’t dissuade very many voters at all, so don’t make the mistake of thinking this revelation will somehow cripple her campaign to become president of the US.
The statistics relating to American belief in creationism are total crap. Nowhere close to ‘about half’. PZ, please don’t continue to spread this malignant creationist meme. The actual population of true flat earthers is ten percent….tops. Much more numerous than WMD’s in Iraq, but not so far from zero as to pose a serious threat.
I understand how one might be tempted to believe that half the US population rejects Darwinism. Religious nutjobs infest much of our government (Godless PTSD victims e.g.) and control big swaths of our media. The only political fear of religious radicalism on the wane is their possible manipulation of the vote, not the voters.
If manipulation of the voters really worked, we’d already see rioting in the streets over the various other delusional fantasies spit out daily by Fox News et.al. etc. Don’t get your Obama birther rally attendance figures from Fox News, and don’t get your statistics on evolution denial from Answers in Genesis.
When I look around, I see a whole lot more gay people than religious freaks, and I surmise that the population of gays is bigger than the population of actual evolution deniers. I fear neither though I do loathe the latter.