Shock news: NI has more fundies than anywhere else in UK..!

NORTHERN Ireland has the UK’s highest proportion of creationists (25%) and believers in Intelligent Design (16%), a survey by Theos (pdf here) suggests. Hardly unsurprising to learn that we’ve more fundamentalists here than anywhere in Great Britain. While the overall results are somewhat confused and demonstrate a lack of public knowledge on the issues, Theos Director Phil Woolley said: “There are two lessons in particular that we can learn from Darwin. The first is that belief in God and evolution are compatible. Secondly, in a time when debates about evolution and religious belief can be aggressive and polarised, Charles Darwin remains an example of how to disagree without being disagreeable.” The subject was discussed on Talkback earlier.