While waiting for work to come through the system today, I got to thinking about times past and times present. Has education and the world around us (particularly in the US) changed compared to when I was young back in the 60's and 70's? I remember the Civil Rights Movement and putting a man on the moon, but I don't remember hearing an uproar from Evangelicals over creationism and the diluting of the study of the sciences with superstitious garbage. I'll read Pharyngula's blog and discover that Kansas or some other state is trying to force the schools to teach ID, or on another atheist's blog I discover the religious are trying to stifle free speech. Are the number of theists actually growing?
What I'm trying to figure out is whether this is because the religious are getting more vocal and in-your-face, or whether it's simply that the lines of communications have opened so widely with the creation of computers, the internet and so on? I'm getting to the point where I'm thinking the stupid outweighs and smothers the intelligent.