Creationism in Germany and its Possible Cause
- U. Kutschera
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In a widely cited essay published in the journal Science (Aug. 2006), it was stated that in Germany a large majority of adults are convinced of evolution. Based on a new poll, I document that this conclusion is questionable. In Sept. 2005, 60.9% of the German population accepted naturalistic evolution, whereas 37.7% were creationists or adherents of intelligent design. Because among Christians of both confessions the percentage of anti-evolutionists is much larger than among atheists, I suggest that religious indoctrination of children may in part be responsible for the rejection of the concept of evolution, notably in the western part of Germany.
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Evolution: Education and Outreach
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- 1. Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Strasse 40, 34109, Kassel, Germany