Many Americans reject evolution, deny climate change and find GM food unsafe, survey finds (Guardian UK)
Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues
A major survey of US opinions has revealed that huge numbers of people reject Darwinian evolution, consider GM foods unsafe to eat, and doubt that human activity is warming the planet.
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Alan Leshner, the chief executive of the AAAS, said the survey revealed a worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public. “There is a disconnect between the way in which the public perceives the state of science and science’s position on a variety of issues,” he said. “And that’s a cause of concern.”....