The Return of the Creationists

Source: Quillette
by Lawrence M Krauss

“I have spent so much of the past few years publicly bemoaning the anti-free-speech craziness — driven mostly by the Left — at American universities and scientific institutions, that I had almost forgotten that, in the not-too-distant past, the most severe threat to rational discourse and policy came from religious fundamentalists. The pendulum is not yet swinging back, but there are worrying signs that it might. Last month Mike Johnson was elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, a role that puts him third in line to the presidency. … Not since the days of Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee under Trump’s administration has such a strongly evangelical Christian fundamentalist been a major figure on the US political stage.” (11/14/23)