Over on Salon there is an interview (account or ad-watching required) with Richard Dawkins, author of the classic book The Selfish Gene. Among other things, he explains why America is slipping back into the Dark Ages – an idea with which I strongly agree. Check this out:
Still, so many people resist believing in evolution. Where does the resistance come from?
It comes, I’m sorry to say, from religion. And from bad religion. You won’t find any opposition to the idea of evolution among sophisticated, educated theologians. It comes from an exceedingly retarded, primitive version of religion, which unfortunately is at present undergoing an epidemic in the United States. Not in Europe, not in Britain, but in the United States.