>>Evos dont have a stranglehold on academia. <<
In science classes at most respectable schools, high school and college, it would be fair to say that generally accepted science is usually required as the basis of the curricula
Cedric spoke of “academia” and “grants,” so I surmised that he had in mind colleges and universities. I suppose that “academia” could include high schools as well, but that would be a rather eccentric usage. Creationism has indeed lost badly in the marketplace of ideas at most reputable colleges and universities, and I think it ill becomes a conservative to complain about losing in the free market. It seems to suggest the desire for a sort of intellectual affirmative action, or set-aside, which is anything but conservative. And, it’s not as though creationists don’t have supportive places to go to college, though to be sure they don’t have as many choices. But then again, we conservatives are supposed to reject the entitlement mentality.