On Tuesday, we had a discussion about the clear line that religion and science have both had. The controversial topic on whether the earth was made in the last 10,000 years through the idea of creationism or over a course of billions of years through the idea of evolution. Currently, an average 42% of all Americans believe that God created humans in their present form, about 31% of Americans believe that humans evolved with God guiding, and about 19% of Americans believe that humans evolved with God playing no role. Looking at these statistics, its clear that a large portion of citizens believe in some higher entity playing a role in our creation with only 1/3 of them believing in a form of evolution. Does this mean that half the country is scientifically illiterate because they refuse the scientific idea with the most amount of data and facts supporting it? I believe that it is all a matter of social environment as well as amount of or lack there of exposure to different ideas. A large portion of people who believe in the creationist idea went to church on a weekly basis while people who believed in god and evolution went less. It is difficult for people who have a strong belief in one idea to be open to others. Since birth, our parents gear us towards one perspective because that is the perspective they know. It seems though as time has moved forward, the younger generation is becoming less stubborn to different ideas then their older counterparts. The main factor that could play a key role in this is the excess amount of information we can get easily. If seems too late to try and persuade an older generation on the idea of science and evolution, but it seems that it is possible for us as a society to be able to give children different perspectives without gearing them towards one or another. So can we truly blame science for not being persuasive enough or can be blame people for not wanting to listen to alternatives?