Here are two recent examples of this dogma. In Alabama last week evolutionist Lee Meadows stated that evolution is important to understand because it explains so much. Meadows wrote in his new book, The Missing Link: An Inquiry Approach for Teaching All Students About Evolution, that students "will never achieve the level of scientific literacy they need to make sense of even everyday practicalities such as how human viruses work."
There's only one problem: understanding how viruses work has precisely nothing to do with evolution. Even a six-day creationist could be an expert in viruses without losing a step.
Meanwhile in nearby Oklahoma last week, evolutionist Michael Mares, Director of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History stated in a press release that the museum's exhibits illustrate:
the fact of evolution by natural selection as first described by Charles Darwin and continually supported by all branches of science ever since that time.
The truth, on the other hand, is that evolution has not been "continually supported by all branches of science." In fact, evolution has been consistently shown to be problematic by various branches of science.
This sampling of anti intellectualism from Meadows and Mares comes from prepared statements. They were not stray comments and they are typical of the evolution genre. Religion drives science and it matters.