Why do people believe things that science has proved untrue?

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Nearly half of Americans are sure that life began no more than 10,000 years ago [source: Diethelm]. This would have humans and dinosaurs co-existing, make carbon-dating a fraud and outright dismiss any evidence of evolution. Creationists are not alone.

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