Rudder, I would be careful with the "Taliban" label. I think thats garbage. You would have to call the founders that because they did not see God in the classroom as an enemy to Science and that evidence is pleantiful.
The YEC creos are the fanatical radicals of the Christian sect.
Those who would dictate to others that their religious beliefs must reign supreme in a science classroom, despite the scientific evidence, are no different than the Taliban. They harm the Conservative Movement by making all of us conservatives look like non-scientific, bombastic authoritarians.
"You would have to call the founders that because they did not see God in the classroom as an enemy to Science and that evidence is pleantiful."
Yeah, the founders also thought that blacks were 3/5 of a man, women had zero rights to anything, and one (Jefferson) even believed that the 'lost tribe of Israel' would be found in the newly-acquired Louisiana Purchase, giving specific instructions to Meriwether Lewis on how to handle them if Lewis & Clark found them.
I.E. Not everything the Founders did was necessarily correct nor above scrutiny.