PZ's been having fun lately finding and "freeping" on-line polls tolling the ignorance of the Murkin People on matters of faith and science.
The present polls ask: 1) Do you believe the Bible is literally true? (51% of respondents say yes); 2) Which explanation about the origins of life on Earth do you believe in? (Creationism 47%, Evolution 35%, Intelligent design 12%, None of the above 6%); 3) How close are George W. Bush's views on religion to your views? (Not at all 43%, Somewhat 34%, Very 13%, Not sure 10%); and 4) Do you think Bush's religious views affected his policies as president? (Yes, and that bothered me, 41% Yes, and that's fine, 34% No 25%).
The result are creepy enough:
Almost 60 the people answering the poll believe some form of 'divine intervention' --'creationism' or 'intelligent design'-- best explains human development? WTF izzat about?; and 75% didn't mind that the drooling moron conducted the business of the People under the influence of idiotic delusion? CHUY!--but I digress)But if you read through the accompanying story there is revealed the truth about one of the long-held speculations about the Chimp-in-Chief, his past experiences, and his present performance: Is he a 'dry drunk?' He's bragged a LOT about his recovery from alcohol abuse, but there always remained a great deal of interest in this point, as much of his "presidential" behavior seemed otherwise inexplicable.
From the lips of the simpering, scampering, smirking simian himself:
"It is hard for me to justify or prove the mystery of the Almighty in my life," he said. "All I can just tell you is that I got back into religion and I quit drinking shortly thereafter and I asked for help. ... I was a one-step program guy."