eric356 - "As a fellow nerd, evolution is fascinating. I can't stand people teaching kids creationism. Part of the reason I wrote this: http://www.mediafire.com/?3wil5bzi59b2l8f "
I 've never actually considered myself a "nerd", per se; more of an artsy intellectual -type with geekish leanings. In fact, I've never really even liked the word "nerd". I certainly don't look like one.
Feel free to apply the label to yourself, though, I try not to judge (lest I be judged).
I'd already read "Weighed" a couple months ago; it was well written. I remember the first time I'd figured out that the word "theory" in layman's terms had become viewed as virtually the opposite of what it means in the scientific community (thanks to Young Earth Creationists and right-wingers). That was my first moment of genuine (albeit mild) intellectual outrage.