For me, this magazine has lost it.
How on earth can one compare such polar opposites as Jefferson, lover of liberty, with a murderous totalitarian dictator like Lenin, whose first acts were to shut down freedom of the press, freedom of education, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, institute one-party rule, and start murdering everyone who opposed him?
Also, no mainline creationist or ID organization has ever advocating banning Darwin in school. On the other hand, I know of lots of Darwinists who would want to ban the teaching of creationism or ID.
In fact, ICR and some ID organizations have stated clearly that they want to teach more Darwin than the Darwinists allow the schools to teach. One reason is to include both the strengths and weaknesses of the theory, but another is the reality that students cannot understand the 20th century without an understanding of Darwinism. The only dogmatists who want to teach one side are the DODO’s (Darwin-only, Darwin-only).
I agree with you 100%. Real science can address opposition with facts and experiment. Only ideology masquerading as “science” demands a clear field with no objections. “Global warming,” anyone? “Overpopulation”?