Extremely well done article. I'm the sort of Christian that doesn't happen to find Creationism disconcerting -- I've decided that I'm magnanimous enough to allow an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God create the universe anyway he sees fit. That is just the kind of liberal minded guy that I am!!!
Everyone has a ton of faith -- it is just placed in different places. I've got more faith in God, liberals have a ton of faith in Government . In even the medium run, I'm very confident that their government faith isn't going to pan out. Even the less than observant and starting to see a couple signs of that!
As a voter, like me, you may find Perry's view on creationism disconcerting and a sign of an unsophisticated candidate. But the fact is that the progressives' faith-based devotion to government is far more consequential than Perry's faith-based position on evolution.
Despite the rare political dispute, in the real world, science -- real science -- is rarely controversial. It's politicized science that is prickly. And science is easy to politicize. Maybe if schools began teaching students that "life" begins at conception and that each zygote, embryo and fetus is a unique human being in some early stage of development just waiting to be born, liberals would see the point.