There has been a long controversy in the US and worldwide about evolution vs. creationism. Strikes me, as probably stroke Rafe, that we are still debating the basics of biological science. Evolution is the key to understand all biological problems, but more importantly is the tool of us to understand how we can relate to nature in a more sustainable and functional way. With Rafe, we spoke about the importance of teaching ecology and evolution since very early childhood. Both disciplines gives the basic principles for a human being to relate to nature in a more harmonic and conscious manner, without them we see nature just as a static, God-given, scenario where humans can do whatever they please without facing any consequences (look at climate change and the extinction crisis). This simplistic view is just fundamentally wrong and can lead to serious mistakes for humankind.
Today, I came across this very inspirational video that shows how a 21 years old, Zack Kopplin, is fighting for the right to teach evolution in schools in the US. This goes along what Rafe and I pushed for in our book, to have a solid ecological literacy in all society. We need more people, young and old, to be like him.
Take a look: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/24/1396124/-Bobby-Jindal-is-being-exposed-by-his-old-friend-s-21-year-old-son-over-and-over-and-over-again?detail=facebook or the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xSqH5Hh_M_I