This is bullshit taught to children with tax dollars in a secular environment. Kill it with fire.
I think you'll find that the sentiment is pretty equally shared by Christians who are willing to actually study and think about their scriptures. After all, it makes it pretty hard to talk to someone about what one finds important (i.e. religion) when you're called by the same name as a vocal group which is (rightly) identified as deniers of reality. Augustine (an early church father and pretty universally acknowledged formalizer of Christian doctrine) wrote in AD 400:
If we think of these days which are marked by the rising and the setting of the sun, this was perhaps not the fourth but the first day, so that we may suppose the sun to have risen at the time it was made and to have set at the time the other luminaries were made. But those who understand that the sun is still shining somewhere else when it is night with us, and that it is night somewhere else when the sun is with us, will search out a more sublime manner of counting these days."
AUGUSTINE - UNFINISHED LITERAL COMMENTARY ON GENESIS 14 (43)
This literal 24 hour reading of Genesis is not a new phenomena, but it will continue because it is natural for people to either lazily read, or to avoid questions which may fundamentally challenge their faith (they would say: better a saved ignoramus than to face the dangers inherent in asking questions). The latter can be recognized as an attitude which is actually strongly criticized by the New Testament writer Paul.
I think that most Americans can be found in the middle of the two extremes (far-left/far-right) but our political system is set up to reward those who pander to the extremes (Gerrymandering + closed primaries in most states), so we wind up with this system that swings back and forth between the two, rarely settling in the middle where most of the electorate lies.
I hate that left/right division - the reason most people come down "in the middle" is that there's no way to really identify an individual on that spectrum that is consistent - most people have opinions on both sides - sometimes very extremely. So -- for example -- you may be for legalisation of all drugs always, and think you're a libertarian, but hate banks and want them strictly regulated. I know this person - he doesn't see a conflict. Or, you could be hard-line anti-abortion and also pro-union - where the fuck does that put you? (other than old-school Irish Catholic - i.e. deeply in the Democratic party).
There is no world where Obama willingly allows the ACA to fail.
Keep in mind, the cost of the pharmaceutical company's studys used to verify the accuracy of the test and gain FDA approval likely pushes the cost-per-test up quite a bit.
FTFY. Preclinical, phase 1, phase 2, and phase 3 at a minimum
Certainly not much harder than methamphetamine, which the black market has little problem supplying.
Due to the amazing amount of demand. You're talking about a substance people sell their homes/bodies/children to purchase - you willing to give a dude a blowie for a few rounds of ammo?
A simple dog? Dude, first of all have you ever tried to take apart and repair a dog? It's so tough that I've never seen one on iFixit - but it'd probably get a score worse than a MS device. Secondly, they require a complex biological fueling system; the waste stream? Bio---hazard!