Tenneessee about to have teachers teach about creationism i
In the state of Tennessee, a large portion of the population does not believe in evolution. Unfortunate, but true. Tennessee isn't maybe the buckle of the so called Bible Belt, but it isn't too far away from that. The governor of that state is about to sign legislation that will give cover to creationist teachers to teach about creationism. Of course they won't call it creationism. The term used evolved over time to become Intelligent Design. That designer of course not named per se, but kids get the drift. They want kids to think this designer is not only a god, but the Christian god.
The fact is, there is no scientific debate when it comes to evolution. The vast, vast majority of biologists state clearly and strongly that evolution is the only framework that biology makes sense. To teach an alternative origins of species other than evolution would be like teaching that atoms really don't have protons with positive charges and electrons with negative charges, but the other way around.
The fact is if evolution was not true than species would be random in the geological layer, with dinosaurs found with mammoths, and neanderthals with early reptiles. It is not though, of course. The geological record is clear on this subject, so too is DNA evidence and other types of evidence. Talkorigins is an excellent website on the overwhelming evidence for evolution.