I need to stop reading. The more I read, the more I concerned I get about the state of science and reason in our country. My friend sent me an article on a museum that offers dinosaur displays in a biblical context.
In the early 20th century, many creationist thinkers viewed Genesis as metaphorical, accepting that Earth formed over hundreds of thousands, even millions of years. But as society became more secular, and science offered an implicit challenge to fundamentalist beliefs, creationist leaders took a more literal line.
If you were to tell me that there was a scenario in which people from 100 years ago would find much of modern society intellectually backwards, I would assumed that there was some great catastrophe. Something along the lines of a massive meteor impact. But in this case, I suppose there are many who deem this “progress.”