The US used to be great. It used to be the land of opportunity. Now, it's the land of the petty, the vindictive, the greedy, the power-hungry and the entitled.
The never-ending debate about evolution (which is clearly evident to anyone with a brain and at least 1 eye), will never be settled. Religious organizations (pick your denomination) refuse to give up control of their sheep. True science threatens that.
Meanwhile, the science zealots refute Faith, even though they can't disprove it using their own vaunted methods.
It boils down to a simple matter of agreeing to disagree and allow others to live their freaking lives as THEY choose to.
Federally funded school systems should stop playing politics and trying to control people with textbooks. Present the main theories and let people think for themselves (or not).
Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.