Being in the UK, and being one who doesn’t watch broadcast TV anyway, I have just watched it via the web (thanks for the link).
It makes me more inclined to agree with Richard Dawkins in that these religious people are truly deluded.
Also, and even though I do not live in the US, I would like offer my thanks and appreciation to all those who were involved in the stand against ID creationism being taught in US state schools. It is clear that there is a long way to go, but if the US is to avoid falling into a new ‘dark age’, this is a fight that people of good conscience cannot afford to lose.
During the dark ages in Europe, the Middle East was the world leader in intellectual matters. After Europe broke the yoke of religious dogma and superstition, the intellectual, economic and living standard benefits led to it becoming the dominant region, and giving birth to the ‘civilised’ west we see today. If we compare that to the fall of the Middle East as religion gained precedence over reason, we should feel very concerned as to the fate of the US, if religion does succeed in supplanting reason as the perceived route to knowledge.
Having said that, if religion does take over in the US (with the certain to follow ‘dark age’), those of us in Europe (a much less religiously radical place generally) will be in economic ascendance again! Yippee! (only joking!)
Everyone on the side of reason, please keep up the good fight.