My question is, why only 97%? I do realize that something like that was to be expected in the U.S. But still - seriously. Who are these people? The AAAS has 127,000 members, which gives 3,800 scientists who do not believe in evolution. So I wonder, what kind of scientists are they? (Membership of the AAAS is voluntary.)
But then I looked at the 24 sections:
The AAAS has 24 "sections" with each section being responsible for a particular concern of the AAAS. There are sections for agriculture, anthropology, astronomy, atmospheric science, biological science, chemistry, dentistry, education, engineering, general interest in science and engineering, geology and geography, the history and philosophy of science, technology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics, medical science, neuroscience, pharmaceutical science, physics, psychology, social and political science, the social impact of science and engineering, and statistics.And so it became immediately clear who those 3,800 scientists are: the dentists.
I do not say this because I have a low regard for dentists, because I don't have that (only intense fear). It's because American dentists have a proven track record of looney beliefs: Dr. Jobe Martin and Don McLeroy.
But seriously, folks, I really would like to know who those 3,798 other members of the AAAS are.