In America everyone is free to have an opinion, and free to voice that opinion. However, what most people fail to understand in my experience is not everyone's opinion is valid or should be taken seriously. If a million people including myself thought that the Earth didn't revolve around the sun due to gravity, but rather was pulled by a chariot being lead by magic elephants, nobody should be obligated to respect or take our idea seriously. This is the level of absurdity that we face when comfronted by "the contraversy" to evolution. Creationist use zero evidence to support their claims and merely have an opinion, but for some reason pseudo intellectuals seem to always pipe up and defend them. The idea that "both ideas are valid and are on equal ground" makes me feel sick. We as atheist really need to put people in their place when they "defend the contraversy" and come up with excuses for these creationist morons.