Great quote from the Economist this week:
HALF of all Americans either don't know or don't believe that living creatures evolved. And now a Pennsylvania school board is trying to keep its pupils ignorant. It is the kind of story about America that makes secular Europeans chortle smugly before turning to the horoscope page.
I am reminded of Michael Shermer’s recent comment that most people think “skepticism is fine as long as it is someone else’s codswallop under the microscope”. Of course, there’s about as much evidence for Intelligent Design as there is for Astrology. That is to say, no evidence.
The rest of the article is pretty good on the current legal challenge in Dover, and does not report equally on “both sides” for “balance”.