Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
On Sunday, for my Who Won the Week post, I designated “evolution” as the week’s winner because, for the first time, more than half of American adults surveyed said that they believe that modern humans developed from earlier species of animals. But at the same time, around 40% of American adults ascribe to a strictly creationist view of human origins, believing that God created them in their present form within roughly the past 10,000 years.
The study suggested that education, specifically having a college degree, is one of strongest factors leading to the acceptance of evolution. It also identified religious fundamentalism as the strongest factor leading to the rejection of evolution.
So with this in mind, my provocative question this week is this…
Do you believe that modern human beings, Homo sapiens, evolved between 150,000 to 200,000 years ago from earlier species? Or do you believe that God created humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years? Or, if you believe something else, what is it?
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