I recently had a run-in with some co-workers on the topic of evolution and intelligent design. Ed Brayton of Dispatches from the Culture Wars has shaped a lot of my opinion on this topic, as he covers it often. In this post he uses Pat Buchanan's recent column on the topic to show how ignorant of science people like Buchanan are.
Pointing this out isn't purely for the fun of it. It is an important topic. Science is our best hope for mankind's future. If Americans remain abysmally ignorant of it, our role in helping shape that future will not be a positive one.