An interesting question on evolution cropped up during the televised Miss USA pageant, which aired June 19, 2011.

Pageant organizers asked the contestants, “Should evolution be taught in schools?” Of the 51 woman, 24 answered “yes,” two said “no,” 24 said both evolution and creation or “all perspectives” should be taught, and one chose not to answer.

The winner, Miss California Alyssa Campanella, was one of two contestants who said specifically that they “believe” in evolution.

“I was taught evolution in my high school growing up. And I do believe in it. I mean, I’m a huge science geek, so I like to believe in, like, the Big Bang theory and, you know, the evolution of humans, you know, throughout, you know, time,” she said.1….

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