In advance of tomorrow’s Revelatory calendar flip to 6-6-6, it may be reassuring for many people to learn that about half of Americans believe God created humans “pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.”
Only 13 percent believe that man evolved from earlier life forms without any help over millions of years. The rest, according to The Gallup Poll, believe that while evolution did occur, it was guided by a supreme being. Not surprisingly, belief in God as Creator of fully formed man correlates inversely with level of education, according to Gallup.
Contrast fundamental belief with the marvelously explanatory story today by Rick Weiss in the Washington Post about how bacteria constitute about 90 percent of all the cells in our bodies and may be more important to keeping us healthy and alive than the human cells we inherited.
The evidence, of course, is strongest for the evolution scenario. But given the fact we are still alive and doubting, maybe God is, indeed, in those 100 trillion microbial details.