Very few Americans believe in the theory of natural selection. A recent news article summarizes: “Gallup puts that number at 14 percent, while the Pew Research Center puts it at 26 percent.” Why?
It’s not a difficult question. The theory of natural selection is deeply counter-intuitive. One fall afternoon with milkweed pods and maple leaves, one summer morning watching trout in a pool of crystal-clear water, one experience of raising a horse from birth to adulthood, one look into the eyes of an awestruck child, and the idea that all these things came about through a process governed by chance alone vanishes into thin air.
If you think you have a better explanation, I’d like to hear it.