A recent survey compared the relative wealth and the percentage of believers in evolution in a number of countries. Unsurprisingly the US ranks among the leaders in GDP per capita...the shocker is that only 40% of the population believe in evolution. Okay, so first of all evolution is a scientific theory based on facts and you either know it or you don't...belief has nothing to do with it. No one "believes" 2+2=4, you either know it or you don't. Can you believe that 60% of our fellow Americans do not know enough about evolution to understand and accept its validity...60%! I have seen this number bandied about for some time and wonder if it is accurate or just one of those factoid myths that gains traction with uncritical repetition. If the survey and comparison are correct I can only draw one conclusion...we are a nation of the rich and stupid.