A recent Gallup survey has confirmed what Gallup surveys have been confirming for years, that distressingly high percentages of Americans believe that human beings were created in their present form within the last 10,000 years.
A question then, is the fact that so many Americans refuse to accept the overwhelming scientific consensus on this matter dangerous in and of itself? If not, is it indicative of a dangerous attitude that might prevent the United States from taking the actions that might yet avert a climate catastrophe? Or is it just a head shaker that has no greater significance?
How do people who are persuaded by scientific evidence respond to those who do not in a way that might ultimately be persuasive?