An Australian national survey* reveals that one in three Australians believes humans and dinosaurs coexisted and thus were not separated by millions of years. Sponsors of the poll sounded an alarm that such "science illiteracy" imperils the Australian economy. But making a connection between dinosaur beliefs and a robust economy is simply bizarre.

The reaction to the survey is actually more noteworthy than its results: secularists who want to promote evolutionary dogma panic when they realize that not everyone is willing to accept their worldview.

*, news release of July 30, 2010.

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