Skip to comments.Google Search Trends Show Danes, Australians, Canada Interested in Intelligent Design
Posted on 06/16/2006 10:49:26 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
Just out of curiosity, I did a little research about Google trends to see which countries other than the USA are interested in the issue of Intelligent Design vs. Evolution.
SEE THE RESULT HERE :
Now, Click on the regions tab.
What is interesting is... it shows that our good ally in the War on Terror, Australia has about half the searches for Intelligent Design that we do.
But please note that Australias population is about 20 million. The USA on the other hand has about 280 million people.
This shows that Australia's INTEREST for ID is about 6 times more per person than the USA.
And note Denmark has only 5 million people. This means that the Danes are 20 times more interested in ID than Americans.
Interest on ID is more and more growing in Europe even in presence of a growing secularist tide.
The top 10 countries where ID is being searched for are :
USA AUSTRALIA DENMARK CANADA NETHERLANDS SWEDEN UK INDIA BELGIUM GERMANY
In the USA, the top 10 cities that are interested in ID are :
2. Washington, DC USA
3. St Louis, MO USA
4. Seattle, WA USA
5. Portland, OR USA
6. Denver, CO USA
7. Austin, TX USA
8. Minneapolis, MN USA
9. San Francisco, CA USA
10. Chicago, IL USA
The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.
End of the world.
Of course, it could also mean that people around the world are curious about the ongoing dumbification of the US citizenry - much like watching a slow train wreck.
Couldn't it be both?
And you know what is even stranger? You both did the same thing and you both made the same mistake. The Google search is already normalized. It is not correct to divide by the population again. So, people in other countries seem to be less interested in Intelligent Design than we in America are.
It's a shame he made that mistake, because he has a mathmatics Ph.D., and now people think he doesn't know any mathmatics. Also,the evolutionists are making fun of him. Anyone, even a brilliant mind like Doctor Dembski, can make a mistake.
But why didn't you give Doctor Dembski credit even though his math is all wrong?
Maybe Sirlinksalot is Dembski. That would account for not only the bad math but the failure to attribute...
Plagarism AND statistical ignorance all in one tidy package.
You're right. I retract my charge of plagarism pending positive identification of the poster in question.
I once had a creationist claim he was "working really hard" on a math proof that evolution was impossible. He kept promising to post it when he was done. Finally, after about a week, he posted the biggest load of manure I'd ever seen up to that point. And a Google search swiftly revealed that he had plagiarized it from some idiotic creationist website. When "his" work was exposed as being ripped off from another idiot, he vanished. So some creationists can be shamed.
If so . . . Mr. Dembski, you should be ashamed of the way you misled Ms. Coulter!
That's gonna leave a mark.
Nah, they just get recycled under different screen names.
If so, this could be a very long and interesting thread.
I'm actually surprised the interest isn't higher in Australia considering they have some of the more outspoken creationists there. But I guess they're more YEC and less ID, which, when it isn't being a YEC front, is more TE inclined.
A lot of crickets in the background. Do you suppose the Panda got his thumb?
The site linked exhibits some truly amusing errors of mathematics. Whoever wrote the original must have the benefit of a public school education. The author seems not to understand the term "normalization." It's a common failing among journalists.
Gosh, I better enroll at University of Chicago to add some lines to my CV. Even a comp geek like me should be able to get a Math PhD, especially since I already know the really complicated stuff - like normalization. *rolls eyes*
I noticed that too. You don't suppose we bracketed with the first salvo and scored a hit on the second?
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