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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish College Students are Creationists
Skeptic Vol 13, Nov 3, 2006
reports a study where 176 ultra-orthodox jewish students of a New York City public college were surveyed
about their attitudes on evolution and other scientific issues. Their breakdown by highest degree attained was:
51 of the 176 students already held a science degree or were majoring in a science area.
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Are these students simply incorrect or are they actually delusional in the clinical sense?
- 8% believed that evolution correctly explains the origin of life.
- 90% believed that current land animals descended from Noah's ark.
- 13% students believed that the sun revolves around the earth.