Monday, January 18, 2010

Morals decline linked to belief in evolution

It’s now scientifically documented: belief in evolution is directly linked with moral decline in society. An article by the Creation Ministries International, republished on 21/10/09 reported on a research survey of 1,535 people, conducted by the Australian National University, which confirmed that belief in evolution is associated with moral permissiveness. For instance, the survey showed that people who believed in evolution hold “a substantially more permissive view” on pre-marital sex than those who reject the theory of evolution.
The findings were similar on the issue of abortion. According to the report, “As all prior research on the topic would lead us to expect, atheists and agnostics are more tolerant of abortion than are strong believers, and, even aside from the strength of their beliefs, church-goers are more opposed to abortion than are the unchurched. But, even aside from their religious views, Darwinians are especially tolerant of abortion.” Check it out, church people who embrace abortion often tend to be Darwinians.
In its conclusion, the paper affirms that the “conflict over the theory of evolution is not just a simple issue of acceptance or rejection of a scientific thesis—as scientists generally view it—but also a dispute with a moral dimension, with implications for sexual morality, abortion, and similar issues.” (see for details and references)

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