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Belief in evolution boils down to a gut feeling

An article on MSNBC reported on the January 2012 issue of Journal of Research in Science Teaching, where new research suggests that the acceptance of evolution comes down to a gut feeling.

Previous research has shown that the human brain doesn’t judge the merits of an idea solely on logic, but also on how intrinsically true the idea feels: Could this process of intuitive reasoning help explain why some people are more accepting of evolution than others?

The problem with the entire study  is that it is based on the idea of evolution being true, and those that deny this are trusting on their gut feelings more than facts and rational thinking. The truth is that belief in evolution or creation is not based on a gut feeling, but a worldview. What you believe about the world will determine how you interpret the evidence that you see.

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