I thank you for your thoughts about the books of explanation.
I was struck by something the other day.
The Amish don’t allow telephones in homes! It erodes their social capital, their need for face to face interaction.
Creationism’s origins as far as organized creationism are so deeply American.
Equality. Lack of hierarchy and elites. Everyone’s common sense gives direct access to God
A man with a Bible is as good as any amount of education
I took my students through the science hallway at my college to make them look at the posters illustrating the ideal gas law, etc
All the scientists on all the posters are Europeans.
Elites and hierarchies.
I think evolution may erode an American Baptist’s social capital within his church tribe.
Note: As much as I know the modern university is a mingling of English and German elements before 1900. The Americans played catch up in science till World War II maybe?