“Denial of evolution is unique to the United States…”
If you don’t know Bill Nye the Science Guy, this is a great introduction to the awesomest science educator of all time.
In the above video, which has gained over 1.1 million views in just a few days, Nye explains how damaging it can be to teach children creationism, which goes against every element of established scientific evidence imaginable, including the existence of Dinosaurs and the age of the stars. He maintains that when a portion of the population doesn’t believe in evolution, it holds everybody back in a way.
Basically, you can’t ever be a scientist if you take a whole section of scientific proof and just deny it. How can you become a geologist if you don’t believe in the age of the Earth?
“I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it, because we need them… we need engineers who can build things and solve problems.”