Some argue that there is a storm brewing on this issue as certain (mainly religiously motivated) groups realising they will get a sympathetic hearing from this White House, go on the offensive over what is taught in school. What I would ask is does the state have a duty to educate its citizens or should it allow this activity to be taken over by others? I mean at the moment we have a rising debate over the possible imposition of ‘intelligent design’ into US schools (Dover, Pennsylvania). ID of cause is the old creationist’s wheeze to get a foot in the door after the Supreme Court ruled that overt Creationism was religious. The thing is should we care? Is Darwinism not strong enough to see off this pretty lame excuse for a an idea or do we think it might lead to people growing up thinking that Swedes get killed in Tsunamis because they are tolerant of gays (Westboro Baptist church)? It should be remembered that at this time according to a CBS/New York Times poll on Americans views on this subject said that – 55% believed God created humans in their present form (that we didn’t evolve from apes) 27% believed in evolution guided by God 13% believed God was not involved in human evolution. 65% backed teaching creationism alongside evolution If people turn from rational thought to superstition should we try to stop this slide into ignorance or allow it?