Americans: Idiots?

From Political Wire — Only a Third Believe Darwin’s Evolution Theory:

According to a new Gallup poll, “only about a third of Americans believe that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is a scientific theory that has been well supported by the evidence, while just as many say that it is just one of many theories and has not been supported by the evidence. The rest say they don’t know enough to say.”

Well, if you were still wondering what the answer to the question “what happens if you starve your public schools for money for 30 years and staff their school boards with right-wing Looney Tunes?” was, here’s your answer…


Sandy Smith

November 23, 2004
8:10 pm

The money argument? Tired. We have one of the highest per-pupil spending rates in the entire world.
Back when we spent less as a share of GDP we got better results–rail against the god-freaks and I’ll join you, but the money argument is over.
Unless you can argue that the rest of the OECD are bigger idiots than us, save Switzerland…