>Despite Overwhelming Evidence, Creationists Cling to Unreality
>By Nathan Schneider, AlterNet

>       When Russia scared the United States half to death by launching the Sputnik ... The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study ...  setting forth a scientist-approved, evolution-based curriculum that schools eagerly adopted.  In the spirit of nationalism, Christians began folding evolution snugly into their faith

        This is false.  Mainstream Christian scholarship & doctrine, especially in the Roman version, had long before this overcome the misleading 'evolution or God' furphy.  That process began long before the USA's response to Sputnik.