Crash This Parade Magazine Poll February 10, 2009

Crash This Parade Magazine Poll

The Parade Magazine question asks: Do you agree with Darwin’s theory of human evolution?


The answer “Yes. Humans evolved without divine intervention” is winning… but at the moment, there have only been 77 votes.

We need a much stronger buffer before the Creationists find out about the poll…

(PZ, you hear that?)

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  • I don’t know why, but I love poll crashing.

  • mikespeir

    I did my dastardly duty.

  • «bønez_brigade»

    Voted. Current numbers:
    Yes. 60% (87 votes)
    No. 17% (24 votes)
    Yes and no. 19% (28 votes)
    I don’t know. 3% (5 votes)
    Total Votes: 144

  • Sandra

    Crashed, and sent to a few atheist friends. Mwa-ha-ha!

  • Jeff Satterley

    Geez, Hemant ends up #2 behind PZ on the atheist blog popularity thing, and now he’s clamoring about online polls. I see through your thinly veiled attempt at wooing away Pharyngulites!

    Oh, and I voted…

  • I also voted, muahaha.

  • Nancy

    I voted, too. I live to crash stupid polls!!

  • larryd

    Thank you for voting!
    Yes. 87% (512 votes)
    No. 5% (30 votes)
    Yes and no. 7% (39 votes)
    I don’t know. 1% (5 votes)
    Total Votes: 586

  • Chal

    Yes is still going strong at 650+ votes.

  • crash done

    crash is also being promoted on twitter

  • I voted “Yes,” but I’m rooting for “I don’t know.”

  • Ann

    cookie based. child’s play.

  • Ben

    I dunno! Maybe we did too good a job. Have you looked at the results lately? Hardly convincing from a nation where almost 50% of the public believes that the Earth was created in just under a week by a megalomaniac with too much free time.

  • Nick Awesomeson

    Yes. Humans evolved without divine intervention 90% (794 votes)
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    No. God created humans as they are 4% (34 votes)
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    Yes and no. Evolution required divine intervention 6% (49 votes)
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    I don’t know. 1% (5 votes)

    Wee! Skewing statistics is fun!

  • Was anyone else really annoyed at the article and the wording of the poll?

    The article because it seemed to suggest that only “scientists and secularists” accept evolution while everyone else rejects it.

    The poll itself is problematic because it seems to assume evolutionary theory begins and ends with Darwin, that evolution is something that happened in the past rather than something that is ongoing, and finally that the only nonscientific alternatives are related to God. If the superstitions of a bunch of bronze-age goat herders can be a valid response to a question of modern science, why not other superstitions too? At least Raelianism is modern.

    Can we please do something about this nonsense? Poll crashing isn’t enough. I wrote them a letter.

    Updated stats:

    Yes. 91% (974 votes)
    No. 4% (39 votes)
    Yes and no. 5% (51 votes)
    I don’t know. 1% (5 votes)
    Total Votes: 1069

  • David D.G.

    I don’t even see this as “crashing” a poll; I see it as participating in it.

    ~David D.G.

  • I am astounded at the wording of the question: “Do you agree???” Are they assuming all readers of Parade are biologists? Have they all taken graduate level courses in life sciences? Who cares if they agree?

    Sigh. Deep breath.

    In other words, “accept” or “believe” would be better, no?

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