Well, this is a sad observation about the power of evidence to convince people of facts: a Daily Kos poll shows that fewer than half (42%) of Republicans are convinced that Obama was born in the U.S. (28% believe that he was not born in the U.S. and 30% are unsure).
Now how do you suppose those “birthers” manage to explain Obama’s original birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser, and all the other evidence for his birth in Hawaii? It must be a conspiracy: people planted that announcement in the newspaper way back in 1961, anticipating that some kid named Barak, born outside the USA, would grow up to be elected president.
58% of Republicans don’t accept good evidence. That’s truly an “unscientific America”! Does this mean that people’s willingness to face facts is affected by their preconceptions and biases?
Naah, it must be those atheist-scientists whose shrillness has driven Americans away from accepting evidence, and who just won’t shut up.