I think Creationists are made out to be bonkers, by those who wish to promote 'Science' as the One True Way. Granted, some don't do themselves any favours, and I feel theres a lot of confused people out there, but I don't blindly follow Science, as I don't blindly follow Religion. I want something to be proved to me, unequivocally.
Thing is, Science hazzunt actually proved that the World is X million years old, just presented hypotheses based on the findings of mere mortals. What if they're fundamentally wrong?
I don't fully accept Darwin's therories, as many do. There's a lot of evidence to show that his theories are a fair way of explaining things, but even they have holes. Man descended from apes? Where's the actual proof? Sorry, but what's often presented as 'evidence', is not too convincing, as far as I'm concerned.
Think of it like this:
Religion has an agenda, to present an idea of reality, that will bind people in some sort of group, which can then be managed through coercion and influence. And Religion seeks to keep control of it's 'followers', who then provide the necessary resources, which perpetuates the Status Quo, and in many ways legitimises itself.
Science, it could be argued, also has an agenda. I mean, how much money is thrown into 'Scientific Research'? Case in point; that big thingy in Switzerland, what din't work propply. What, exactly, do they hope to be able to 'prove' with such an incredibly expensive venture?
And who instigates and commissions 'Scientific Research'? Just look at the oil companies, who argue against the Green lobby, on matters of Global Warming etc, and produce their own 'findings', to back up their own claims.
And is it not possible, that Scientists could come up with the 'answers' their paymasters want them too?
And Space Research; let's face it, apart from a few weather satellites, most of it seems to be a load of surveillance and telecommunication satellites, with a few pretty pictures of nebulae or whatever, thrown in now and then, to keep us in awe, what has it really given us? Velcro, non-stick pans and Lycra. And pens what can write upside-down.
No, I'm not having it. Science does not in any way have all the answers. There is a possiblity, that some Creationist theories might be right.
And it is also possible, that Human Beings may in fact be the descendants of an Alien race, here on Earth to look after all the other stuff.
Me? I'll keep an open mind...