PZ Myers and friends have been at it again. Check out the evidence of yesterday’s poll-crashing activities.
This is how the poll was going on the morning of May 1, when PZ alerted his readers of the fun to be had:
These are the results that were posted at CT as of 10:00 a.m. EDT, on May 2:
I have to give CT credit for posting the results, even though it seems clear to me that many non-Christians voted (assuming that Christians who accept evolution would have voted for “theistic evolution” rather than “naturalistic evolution”).
The link at the bottom of the CT poll leads to an entertaining book review. It’s not very long (seven brief paragraphs), so you can read the whole review in 2-3 minutes. If you don’t have the time, I’ll provide the conclusion for your convenience (‘coz I’m nice like that):
Young-earth creationism is a complex system. YEC’s conception of history includes not merely a six-rotational-day Creation, but also a young age of the earth, miraculous creation of plant and animal life, a commitment to a historical Adam and Eve, a historical Fall with universal spiritual and physical consequences, and a global catastrophe.
This comprehensive framework fosters understandings of sin, the problem of evil, divine nature, judgment, Christ as the Second Adam, salvation, and eschatological redemption. A full view of the Creation can only be acquired from the whole of Scripture—from Genesis to Revelation—not by focusing, even intently, on but one chapter.
I used to read Christianity Today faithfully back in the day. At the time, it didn’t strike me as an unusually conservative journal. Since it’s not likely that CT has moved radically to the right in the past couple of decades, I can only conclude that I’ve moved a lot farther to the left in that time. What can I say? I was young and foolish once.
– the chaplain