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Do you believe the theory of Evolution?

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Evolution Poll Results for Republican

Yes

565,506 votes

35%

No

917,964 votes

56%

Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.

4 Yes answers
2 No answers
2 overlapping answers

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Evolution is a theory--there are several different theories of Evolution (i.e. gradual change vs. punctuated equilibrium) which are in convlict with each other. Regardless of my personal beliefs, however, all relevant theories should be taught in public schools as the current state of scientific understanding along with historical data so that young minds understand just because we think this today doesn't mean we are right--we might learn more tomorrow. Knowledge and curiosity and the drive to learn and gain a better understanding of the world around us should be encouraged. 10mons ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.

Evolution, Intelligent design and Creation theories are not exclusive of each other. This information should be taught with sensitivity towards all religious beliefs and only the known and provable facts should be taught. 10mons ago from a Republican in Garland, TX.

I Believe that God Created the Universe, but Evolution is what happened afterward. Even the Bible itself states everything after it's kind. 6mons ago from a Republican in Miamisburg, OH.

Yes, but only as Darwin laid it out in his research, not the extrapolated 'interpretation' that is used as a political or rhetorical club to extend it beyond what is scientifically proven or provable empirically. 6mons ago from a Republican in Plainfield, NJ.

It is obvious that some Evolution has taken place, but Evolutionary theory cannot explain everything. There must be some intelligent creation. 6mons ago from a Republican in Denver, CO.

Yes, but I believe the intelligent design drives Evolution. Who is to say one of God's days are the same 24 hour days we have. We, and the world, are still "works in progress". 6mons ago from a Republican in Saint Joseph, MO.

I believe the intelligent design theory. I also believe that a creator who is capable of creating the world is capable of building in mechanisms that allow those creations to evolve when necessary. 6mons ago from a Republican in Fort Huachuca, AZ.

I believe in GOD and everything he has created. Science has messed up alot trying to disprove life , and how we are made . GOD created and man is destroying it . When you can't tell night from day ,right from wrong black from white ,gay from straight we are doomed. 6mons ago from a Republican in Clover, SC.

1. Darwin was an atheist much more so than he was a scientist. Darwin looked for a theory that at once explained the potential origin of species while at the same time denied the existence of God. Psst! That is NOT science! In fact, to arbitrarily deny God is a blatant violation of the scientific method, is it not? 2. There is a HUGE difference between micro-Evolutionary change (i.e., within a species) and macro-Evolutionary change (i.e., jumping out of one species to create another). There is virtually no evidence of macro-Evolution! There is no evidence there is no God! There is no evidence that EVEN IF Evolution could be proved true that it is not an instrument of God. Etc. So, such a question is more political than scientific, as was Darwin. 6mons ago from a Republican in Clearview City, KS.

I am a Christian, so I believe that God created the universe. I do not feel that this disproves some sort of Evolution, though. I just don't want the schools saying that Evolution proves the fact that God doesn't exist. This was a real problem for me when my kids were in school. And there IS a war on Christianity in this country. Don't take away my rights to give other people theirs. Everyone should be tolerant of each other and not force religion out of everything all the time. This country was based on Judeo/Christian values, and we were tolerant of everything else. It is time we put a stop to people coming here saying that it is their right to remove anything that they perceive as Christian because they don't believe in it. THEN GO BACK TO THE HELLHOLE YOU CAME FROM!!!. 6mons ago from a Republican in Rockville, MD.

I believe we should continue to teach it as a theory with limited but important areas of verification. I believe it should be taught that other theories exist and that in many cases it may be that apparent conflicts may not be real with further understanding - e.g., if you believe Evolution is implemented via the forces of nature, then you must ask who is responbsible fot the forces of nature. Man uses tools and automated factories to carry out his objectives. A God might well carry out his objecitves via the forces of nature. 6mons ago from a Republican in Norfolk, VA.

Teach all theories, but remember this is a minor issue. We are not losing our edge in the world because we are teaching/not teaching Evolution. 6mons ago from a Republican in Richmond, VA.

I believe that Evolution and creation both occurred. I believe that a highly advanced race of extra-terrestrials visited earth in the ancient past and intervened with the Evolution of hominids thus creating modern humans. 6mons ago from a Republican in Tucson, AZ.

Yes, I believe in the theory of Gods Evolution.. I don't know why they call it the theory of Evolution.. When it's the theory of Gods Evolution.. 6mons ago from a Republican in Nuevo Laredo, TX.

He is after all GOD and can accomplish creation any way HE chooses. Who am I to say how he GOT IT DONE!. 6mons ago from a Republican in Mesquite, TX.

Scientific data along with Creationism provides the opportunity to combine the fact that God is present and in control in Divine Evolution. 6mons ago from a Republican in Albemarle, NC.

No. I do believe in intelligent design. I believe that Evolution is ONLY a theory, and if it s taught should not be presented as a fact. I also believe that creation should be taught too and that the Bible should NOT be banned from schools or libraries. 6mons ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.

Evolution is indisputable when taken in context. Nobody can deny that living organisms change over time. Even he laws of thermodynamics say that. But Evolution does not make a viable origins theory. 6mons ago from a Republican in Casper, WY.

I believe man was created in the image of God, the first and greatest creator,, and that God's design allows for biological adaptation. 6mons ago from a Republican in Apex, NC.

It's a THEORY! Why is it being taught as FACT?. 6mons ago from a Republican in Boca Raton, FL.

I believe in the process of Evolutionism being a part in creationism. 6mons ago from a Republican in Phoenix, AZ.

NO and it should NOT be taught as scientific fact in any public school. It is a religious way of thought more than Christianity, Buddhism, Atheism or any other philosophical belief. 6mons ago from a Republican in Wichita, KS.

God could have used Evolution to create the earth. Surely we do not know. 6mons ago from a Republican in Silverton, OR.

No, but all theories should be taught in public schools so that the students can make up their own minds. 6mons ago from a Republican in Carrollton, TX.

Science and religion are not opposites. They are not even mutually exclusive. Theories are theories and the fact we have now taken a theory and teach it as fact removes the individuals right to their beliefs. There is merit in many disciplines, but science is not the only arena from which we garner truth. The human mind is not capable of understanding the whole universe. The purpose of science is to observe and learn, but it does not have a duty to rule out the possibility of creation, nor a creator. 6mons ago from a Republican in Hermosa Beach, CA.

No. It has no scientific basis. In no observable system does complexity arise from simplicity. A theory is valid only as long as an exception to the theory is discovered. Evolution is a philosophy. 6mons ago from a Republican in Clayton, IN.

Neither Evolution or creationism have been PROVEN so why not teach both, along with the Ancient Alien theory, it makes as much sense as Evolution. 6mons ago from a Republican in Charleston, SC.

This is not a simple question. There are three issues here - 1) What is the origin of life 2) change of one species to another 3) Changes within a species. 1) The origin of life has not been proven via the scientific method (demonstrated and reproduced). Therefore the theory of Evolution is as good as any other. 2) A clear path from one species to another has not been proven via the scientific method (demonstrated and reproduced). Therefore the theory of Evolution is as good as any other. 3) Changes within a species has been proven via the scientific method (demonstrated and reproduced). Therefore the theory of Evolution is correct when concerns variations within a species - ie. a dachshund and a great dane are of the same species due to Evolution. 6mons ago from a Republican in Piedmont, CA.

It's a theory and as long as it's taught as such I see no harm in teaching it. Parents who believe otherwise are fully capable of taking their children to church and teaching them about creation. I believe in creation, intelligent design, and micro-Evolution. Public education did not harm my faith. 6mons ago from a Republican in Coronado, CA.

Another absurd question. Evolution as an explanation of the origin of species is highly problematic and without any evidentiary support. This is yet another example of the problem of public education; public education forces into the political realm issues that should be decided solely on the basis of evidence and solid scientific method. 6mons ago from a Republican in West Mclean, VA.

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