humanity’s ability to address current crises hampered by religion-inspired narratives

According to a Pew Research Center poll from 2010, 41% of Americans believe that Christ’s Second Coming will occur before 2050 CE.  A 2014 Gallup poll reveals that 42% of Americans believe that God created human beings 10,000 years ago.  These viewpoints are a dramatic and radical departure from scientific consensus.  Indeed, such beliefs suggest a radically different narrative about how our world is constructed, and it has unsettling implications for humanity’s ability to address current crises. read more