What a day for creation theory. John Lynch at Stranger Fruit blogs about the latest results of a Gallup poll on political leaning and belief in creation, intelligent design, or evolution. Republicans emerged with 60 percent believing in creationism, 32 percent believing in ID, and just 4 percent believing in no-strings-attached evolution. Democrats were an even split on creationism and ID (38 and 39 percent, respectively), with 17 percent opting for evoution. Independents had the highest rate of belief in evolution -- 19 percent -- but still had 40 percent opting for creationism and 36 percent for ID.
While we're on the subject, members of the American Society of Plant Biologists are urging Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to veto the creation-in-the-classroom bill that's on his desk. Pamela Ronald includes the full text of the letter at her Tomorrow's Table blog.