Positive spin

Guardian: Half of Britons reject evolution, survey finds

Half of British adults do not believe in evolution, with at least 22% preferring the theories of creationism or intelligent design to explain how the world came about, according to a survey.

Very depressing in the land that gave the world Charles Darwin. It speaks volumes about our education system and, as far as I'm concerned, the general dumbing-down of science in the media. It's a good job that scientific truth isn't subject to the popular vote.

Looking on the bright side (no pun intended), however, perhaps the Guardian's headline could have had a slightly more positive spin:

78% of Britons reject creationism, survey finds

It's still a depressingly small number, but it should at least knock some of the wind out of creationists' sails.

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