Evolution may have a difficult time finding its rightful place in school curricula in the United States, but it certainly has established its presence in the commercial marketplace. Retail stores use iconic evolutionary concepts like these to attract customers.

At gut level nearly everybody has learned the truth. Science makes it clear: Evolution is a fact. But the willfully ignorant often reject the basic biological science because it conflicts with their religious views. That dangerous anti-intellectualism was given much support with the Trump victory in 2016.

Our former vice president is an acknowledged evolution denier. See for yourself in this brief speech to Congress: