You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
Back at Los Alamos any joe schmoe could put forward his ideas and win the day with them if they were sound.
Enforcement of an orthodoxy is NEVER good science. Skepticism is ALWAYS the proper attitude.
Even with sacred cows like evolution. We should always be aware that a better idea might be put forward, but that ain't creationism.
Creationism advocates are religious laymen for the most part, not scientists. Most mainstream Christians don't think that scripture, poorly interpreted, trumps the physical realities of the real world.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
No, I don't reject evolution. There's too much evidence in favor of it.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Judging by what our liberal friends writes, evolution in the nature does not exist.