Modern Young Earth Creation started as a product of the Seventh Day Adventist's leader Ellen White's brain damage based Hallucination visions of God creating the world in six days.
George McCready Price was a follower of Ellen's and as a non qualified geologist, published the first writings of nonsense concerning a Biblical Flood, which there is no evidence for, but he concocted junk that was not really evidence.
More modern Young Earth Creationist leaders like Henry and John Morris plagiarized much of Price's nonsense and still assert some of this very day and many people are Dumb enough to believe in it, even though every branch of science concerned with it has destroyed all their false evidences, such as Polystrate tree fossils, yet naive people are still stupid enough to accept their money making schemes as Absolute Truth, just because it is what they want to believe against all insurmountable evidence.
Essentially they are completely Ignorant of Reality, Science and too unintelligent to rationalize that they are being led up the fake garden path by usurpers, who are publishing nonsense to get their money.
Young Earth Creationism has Nothing To Do With Christianity, it is actually Anti-Christian, because it Makes Christians and Christianity look Ridiculously Stupid.
Most Christians and especially Christian Scientists, wish Young Earth Creationism would disappear and stop making their belief in Christianity look Ridiculous.
Though Frankly, I like them being around because they are great laugh (@ their blatant stupidity) and fun to Debunk.
I read the "no" comments looking for someone to name a group more ignorant and less intelligent. I didn't see anyone name one. I can't think of one. I'm sure there is one. But the number of YEC is truly astounding. If you multiply the inplausability of a belief by the number of people who believe it, YEC surely would don the crown.
On Average, Evolutionists Would Have To Be The Most Ignorant and Least Intelligent Group On Planet Earth! Think about it. They have taken something that is scientifically proven, and use it to support something that has absolutely no evidence to back it up. I'm talking about micro and macro evolution. Micro evolution is nothing more than something expressing genetic traits that already exist. Granted, there is a very small amount of genetic drift, but there is not a single, clear cut example of one species evolving into another. They point to the fossil record, but even some evolutionists say it's just a bunch of guess work. Bottom line is, evolutionists believe in something that can't be falsified, or proven in any way. So who's the real idiot?
To say that someone ha shade an error in logic does not invalidate everything else that the man is or is not. The reasons for accepting this are driven by conclusion that God is real that may be quite compelling and logical. Premise A may be true, but that does not mean premie B is, that EVERYTHING written about God or claimed by God is LITERALLY true.
There is some comfort in certainty, and for some, it easier than the constant debate.
Indeed, the premise taken by this poll would be a case in point, correct? There is comfort in believing that everyone you disagree with is an ignorant moron, completely avoiding the complex reasons that people adopt illogical positions (including the premise of this poll). Its meant as a comfort to the questioner, and is no different than the 'Creationism' they attack.
I daresay the pollster and the Creationists would get along quite swimmingly if they avoided the topic of Creationism.
As as a theist evolutionist, I believe that a vast number of creationists hold unprecedented intelligence. Creationists believe that God interferes with the scientific foundation or the universe more than an evolutionist typically would - not that this make an evolutionist a deist or atheist. It all comes down to one simple thought: Did the universe have purpose in its existence? Science does not necessarily support one side over the other.
"On Average, Young Earth Creationists Would Have To Be The Most Ignorant and Least Intelligent Group On Planet Earth!" What an amazingly ignorant, wide-sweeping statement. You may be frustrated with people who disagree with things that seem to be clear truth to you, but it's awfully dangerous to start name calling. Besides, how often in history have obvious truths been proved wrong? (My answer would be, often.) So please don't take beliefs or opinions to be indicators of knowledge or intelligence.
In and of itself it doesn’t make someone stupid, just ill informed. The way they bash science suggests they don’t know what science is. I see no reason to attack their views however, as it’s no competition in my mind. It seems the more they feel threatened, the more fiercely they stand by their beliefs. Evolution does not in itself exclude the possibility of a God, which it seems is what they believe, so in their mind this is about God vs void, a too frightening thought. It’s better to support fact than attack ignorance.