The first step to be taken to defeat the radical religious attack on science in general and evolution in particular is to stop referring to evolution as a "theory." Evolution is not a theory. It is one of the most well-established scientific facts. It has been confirmed in the fossil record, in observations of living species, in controlled experiments and, most significantly, in DNA evidence.
The Cornerstone Church has adopted the ages-old strategy of religious fundamentalists everywhere -- keep control of your flock by keeping them ignorant of scientific truth and demonizing the scientist. Only in this case, the strategy has the dangerous effect, if we allow it to, of undermining the quality of the science education our children receive at a time when proficiency in science is vital to our national security and economy.
STANLEY M. STEIN