From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Aug 31 2005 - 06:35:34 MDT
Apologies for this accidental and slightly inappropriate posting to the
list; I intended to mail it somewhere else but my motor cortex got confused.
In fact, it was this New York Times article that got me thinking about
Collective Volition this morning, by way of making me worry about how stupid
the extrapolated volition of most humans might be...
-- ben g
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> In a finding that is likely to intensify the debate over what to teach
> students about the origins of life, a poll released yesterday found that
> nearly two-thirds of Americans say that creationism should be taught
> alongside evolution in public schools.
> The poll found that 42 percent of respondents held strict
> creationist views,
> agreeing that "living things have existed in their present form since the
> beginning of time."
> In contrast, 48 percent said they believed that humans had evolved over
> time. But of those, 18 percent said that evolution was "guided by
> a supreme
> being," and 26 percent said that evolution occurred through natural
> selection. In all, 64 percent said they were open to the idea of teaching
> creationism in addition to evolution, while 38 percent favored replacing
> evolution with creationism.
> The poll was conducted July 7-17 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public
> Life and the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
> The questions
> about evolution were asked of 2,000 people. The margin of error was 2.5
> percentage points.
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