The Bible is the ultimate standard for evaluating scientific claims? All by itself, this claim has accomplished what no scientist could possibly do as convincingly: it has removed all forms of creationism from the scientific enterprise.
The options given in the poll about evolution, science, and the Bible are unwittingly set up to send the entire discussion down a tedious and dead-end path. No one should be surprised by the results when questions are asked that way.
Al modestly described his actions at the 2008 General Conference of the United Methodist Church as having "quietly moved Methodism into the 21st century." But back at home, Al has paid a very high price for his actions.
When ICR filed its application for approval, scientists and educators across the state of Texas argued forcefully that it made no sense for students to be granted a science degree for studying biblical creationism.
While it is true that Americans consistently reject evolution to a greater extent than people in the rest of the developed world, creationism has increasingly become a matter of contention around the world.