It makes you wonder if this is what progress is, landing in an era where finally 50%-75% of the population are at least barely literate, as opposed to bygone days when only the elite could even read. Besides the 13% of science teachers who said they believe Earth is 6000 years old, something like 40% do not believe that species evolve through random events such as mutation and natural selection, but according to the will of God. Heh heh. The faithful are scrambling to rewrite the numbers anyway, thinking we'll never be on to their little scheme. At least they seem to be in control of essential facts when it comes to fabricating propaganda. That much is no accident. Man oh man. On Questioning Darwin they mentioned that we are in a period of rapid growth in number of new followers of Creationism-not only in the US but around the world. Based on that, I would guess that the rate of idiocy will grow over time. We can hope for mitigating circumstances (sex, drugs, rock & roll, whatever) to turn their kids away from the indoctrination. Based on that we might see it rise and then fall back down to present levels. By that time the next generation may be entrenched in science and technology almost as a matter of survival, requiring them to set down the crack pipe (corncob though they may be, cosmic) and crack the e-books. From that standpoint I think the long term prospects are very good. My luck would be that I'd be on my deathbed when they all surrender and tell us we can have our way. It's not without a reasonable amount envy that I feel trapped in the New Dark Ages.