In Dover, Pennsylvania, the school board elections ousted the Republican fundevangelicals who want intelligent design taught in high school science class.
In Kansas, a different lot of fundevangelicals voted to change school science standards to include be more critical of evolutionary biology theory.
I feel very sad for the people of faith who accept science as an explanation for how God created, and don’t let that interfere with their faith in a scriptural exegesis of why God created. The radical fundevangelicals are attempting to marginalise them, telling them that belief in God and acceptance of the science of biological evolution cannot coexist.
As an atheist my views may not especially matter to a person of faith (and certainly won’t to the fundevangelicals), but I personally find the idea of a Creator incorporating such an elegant mechanism as biological evolution to ensure ecological variation quite attractive, and if I ever saw evidence for such a Creator I’d be a theist in a heartbeat. (So, I’m a doubting Thomas kind of person – the Gospel doesn’t say Thomas was damned for his skepticism, does it now?)