This is one of the most depressing stories that I have read this year.

PRINCETON, NJ -- On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don't have an opinion either way. These attitudes are strongly related to education and, to an even greater degree, religiosity.

The astonishing finding is not that the proportion of believers increase with education but that nearly half of college graduates do not believe in evolution.