At Least 135,211 People Adknowledge Evolution

Just something I found interesting. Many people who can go online have a Facebook account so *if what most people say is true in anyway then* it's a pretty accurate site to create public polls that will have realistic results. This morning I came across a Facebook Group whose aim was "We Can Find 1,000,000 People Who DO Believe In Evolution Before June" thanks to a friend suggesting it to me. The word "believe" should be changed to "Adknowledge" though since Evolution has been proven like it or not but oh well, moving on now. The group was made in response to a Creationist group that claimed "We Can Find 1,000,000 People Who DON'T Believe In Evolution Before June" and the statistics are quite shocking. Creationists would have us thinking that most people don't adknowledge Evolution as a fact and that we are a tiny minority but - WE ARE LARGER THAN WHAT THEY SEEM TO BELIEVE! XD
~NUMBER OF MEMBERS WAS LAST UPDATED ON: February 3, 2010 between 11:15 AM and 11:25 AM American WST~

135,211 People Adknowledge Evolution

30,478 People Don't Adknowledge Evolution

CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PAGE HERE PLEASE

Epic win for Atheism and most of all Science/Common Sense. \m/

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Comment by Alex Tyler on February 4, 2010 at 8:59pm
"its about gaining money by advertising to a large audience - and capitalizing on the usage data. I wouldn't be surprised if the same folks are running both the Darwin and anti-Darwin pages and cashing in on the chaos."

Why is that so bad? People willingly joined up and making a living isn't easy so, what is the big problem? The ammount of cash they got from my 3 visits didn't come out of my pockets. There is fraud everywhere, most times nothing is done to end it because people don't mind as long as their getting something they want. To me our phone bill is WAY too high and we should just cancel it but my family says we need the phone and so we pay the outragous bill anyways. :/
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on February 4, 2010 at 12:33pm
BTW - did the math - about one new fan of evolution every 5 secs.
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on February 4, 2010 at 12:29pm
When a corporation can be sentenced to death is when I'll consider the possibility that they have rights such as the right to free speech, and not a moment before.

Can I use this for my Facebook status? (with credit of course.)
Comment by ryan cameron on February 3, 2010 at 9:12pm
Its not really about selling you something, its about gaining money by advertising to a large audience - and capitalizing on the usage data. I wouldn't be surprised if the same folks are running both the Darwin and anti-Darwin pages and cashing in on the chaos.
Comment by Alex Tyler on February 3, 2010 at 9:10pm
Okay guys, from what I can tell there are no ads to EITHER page. If you don't believe me, feel free to have a look for yourself. As for why this "competition" is taking place, here is just 1 theory as to why -

Person 1: *is on computer when a random thought pops into their head* "lets see how many people think the same as I do by making a group."
Person 2: *see's group and thinks* "Heh, I bet more people are like me. I'll start my own group."
~Thus the game began~

Yes, I highlighted GAME because more or less it is a game... to Extremists however, it's a matter keeping their ego's up which is of utmost importance. "We outnumber you so we are stronger!" seems to be a common mindset but I'd rather have quality over quantity. Then again, who said there can't be an equal mixture of both? LOL.
Comment by Tom Thompson on February 3, 2010 at 6:45pm
Good points Howard.

When a corporation can be sentenced to death is when I'll consider the possibility that they have rights such as the right to free speech, and not a moment before.
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on February 3, 2010 at 6:16pm
Oh - don't get me wrong - I can't STAND that that people validate their thinking because it is popular or tenacious. It's just that, when it also happens to be true, I can't stand that a loud minority can create a political climate that makes it look like they are the majority.

For example, the recent US Supreme Court ruling that corporations are equivalent to people in terms of their 'right to free speech' and, therefore, can give as much as they want to campaigns is a travesty of the highest order. But I also think it will be made moot by something that we've begun to see here in the US. Because of web 2.0, grassroots contributions of large numbers of actual individuals is now becoming competitive with the monolithic contributions of corporations. And the more channels there are promoting ideas to mass amounts of people, the less big spenders can 'control the media.'

When I was born, there were three stations on the TV and only a few newspapers with national reach. Now, the marketplace of ideas is beginning to belong to those willing to participate - and we don't even have to organize into political units to do it. So - that's all I'm saying.
Comment by Tom Thompson on February 3, 2010 at 6:02pm
I apologize if my previous comment was not clear or seemed overly defeatist. I'm all for raising awareness of science but I am skeptical that a competition to see who can get the most names of people who ALREADY acknowledge these things on a list is going to have any effect on any person's worldview. I dislike these competitions because we all know the number of people who claim to believe something is irrelevant. However, I hadn't considered the possibility that someone might point to this facebook competition in order to gain support for some kind of legislation so if it's useful for that then more power to you.

I don't use facebook so I'm rather clueless about all that anyway.
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on February 3, 2010 at 6:01pm
BTW - what are 'unscrupulous advertisers' going to sell me now that they know I accept evolution? A science book?
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on February 3, 2010 at 4:23pm
I did five minutes of 'refreshing' and people are joining at better than 1 a second.

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