Doubts About Evolution Widespread Even Amongst Non-Religious People
Survey showed 1 in 20 non-religious or non-spiritual people in the U.K. said that they had difficulty in accepting evolutionary science, and the number increases to 1 in 10 in Canada. The number is expectedly higher amongst religious people, but still, a majority of religious or spiritual respondents in the U.K. said that it was easy for them to accept evolutionary science. Detailed analysis of the responses reveals that the majority of skepticism over the explanatory power of evolution pertains to its ability to explain the development of human consciousness, both amongst religious and non-religious people. This is followed by doubts over whether human beings evolved in the same was as other animals, or whether humans are unique in their origins.