There are a lot of things wrong with this world, but one that is particularly relevant to me is that of creationists trying to change the very definition of science. As such, PZ Meyers has a must-read post on the topic if you’re interested, warning against complacency.
Take a look at the ID blogs, and you don’t find the proponents shrugging their shoulders and saying, “well, I guess we were wrong after all”…they’re going to try re-branding and re-tooling and they’re going to be peddling the same old piss in new bottles.
The supporting base is untouched. Megachurches are growing—and they aren’t preaching skepticism and the appropriate evaluation of the evidence. Talk to your average small-town good old boy, and they won’t have even heard of Dover or Behe or Dawkins or Johnson or Miller…but they sure as hell know they didn’t come from no monkey.
On one hand, you can’t blame the average layperson, there’s a greater perceived benefit for them to leave science to the scientist or educator, and stick to their comfortable but ignorant way of life. But that’s just want we’re trying to change – ignorance and blind obedience to an outdated mythology.
An informed worldview is a good thing, right?!