Three weeks ago I posted a graph showing the number of members of the Facebook group We can find 1,000,000 people who DO believe in Evolution before June (join). Getting 1 million members before June was looking really good, I thought, but after collecting data for three weeks, the picture has changed.
Three weeks ago it looked like this:
Based on these data I projected that we would reach a million members on March 10th, but that is now totally out the window.
Here is the most current data:
At this rate the group will not have a million members by June. I wonder if a million members can be found at all.
So WTF happened to the rise in members? All of a sudden is dropped from about 10 thousand to 1,500 per day. My guess is that most people who care about such things - joining a Facebook group to thwart creationists - joined early, and that everyone else couldn't care less (or are creationists (or fence-sitters (or illiterate))).
Now, I don't care about this particular group on Facebook, though I do appreciate the fact that the original creationist group with the same goal of reaching a million members before June is way, way behind at less than a hundred thousand members, with no chance whatsover to reach their goal.
But I do care that it is possible to conclude that even among Facebook users (aka LinkedIn for non-professionals and other high-schoolers) people either don't believe in evolution, or have not yet decided that the evidence is in favor.
And that would be pathetic.
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