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|Quote (Kristine @ Nov. 28 2011,16:52)|
|Is it fair for me to label anti-evolution movements as largely oral, in contrast to the obvious written legacy of scientific literature? If fair, what could be the consequences of such a dichotomy?|
I don't think there's much of a distinction.
Both scientific and religious ideas are usually disseminated via some intermediary 'popularizer'. That might be the press, the pulpit, books, school, friends and relatives etc.
Only an incredibly tiny fraction of ideas are engaged at the source - I suspect the proportion of believers in predestination who've actually read John Calvin is roughly equivalent to those who believe in evolution and have read the Origin.