I also kind of remembering being kind of steered away from science in any real detail. I've noticed my father never watches documentaries and if I am he comments on how it is a waste of time to study dinosaurs, space exploration, etc.
This is a great point. Most JWs have gotten all of their knowledge of archeology, evolution, and "flood geology" from WTS publications. I never knew of any Witnesses who did their own research into geology, evolution, or archeology.
Here is a example that totally sums this argument up quite well. I was talking to a Witness relative about all of the overwhelming archeological evidence that humans have been on earth much longer than 6,000 years. Do you know what the first thing out of their mouth was? They said: "Well, those are worldly books. Those are worldly ideas."
And so, beyond that, to the average JW, there is no debate. If they didn't read it in a WTS publication, it can be dismissed as "worldly ideas." The absurdity of such blatant closed-mindedness is astounding.