Under the new President of the United States, Barrack Obama, one will most likely see from evolutionary proponents an embodiment of anti-creationist actives. Such as a major push for a national standard of science which would be controlled by the federal government rather than leaving it up to various localities and states.
It will be also interesting to watch if the protests will get more aggressive. Dr Werner Gitt who is a creationist, is a retired director and professor at the German Federal Institute of Physics and Technology.
He was invited to give a speech at the Audimax theatre at the Leibniz University in Hannover. His discussion was about how a scientist can believe in the Bible. The place was crowded, over 600 people were attending including some protesters who seated themselves in a spread out formation throughout the auditorium.
When their time arrived, banners of filthy language was displayed. Loud chants and whistles then preceded in order to interrupt the speech for publicity reasons. And also to make people feel uncomfortable so they would leave and not hear the speech.
The police where then called in but the two police officers showed up and were unable to calm things down. Finally reinforcements came, about 20 more police officers. Posters with the filthy language were be taking down from the walls but the protesters put more back up.
The protesters were able to avoid getting identified. One of the reasons was, they eventually quieted down to allude detection. Their efforts were vain as even with more than an hour delay, the crowd remained and listened quite well to the entire speech. Tactics of the protests are pretty much the same as similar protests have happened on college campuses in the United States. It will be interesting to see if protests like these intensify under the Obama administration because of his pro-evolutionist stance.
Will states hold back on intellectual freedom in the public schools? Maybe, one thing is for sure, special interests will not have to lobby as hard under Bush as they will under Obama.