I saw this article on TPM, and it pissed me off. I know I shouldn't be surprised by the complaints of creationists that they "are not getting equal time" on a TV science show or any other science venue; this is one of the creationists' strategies to insert their religious views on the rest of us. But I have a newsflash for creationists: science is not a democracy.
As a former scientist, I can speak with some authority that my fellow scientists didn't give a damn what I thought about something. They only cared about what I could prove with laboratory data. And this is true for all scientists and their hypotheses. Show me the data, and if I can reproduce what you did, your hypothesis is probably valid. Obtain enough data that validates your hypothesis, and over time, your up to theory status; this is how science works.
However, creationists want to treat their so called "theory" as some kind of 1st Amendment issue. According to them, there should be some kind of fair play, and any scientific forum should be open for creationists to present their views. Absolute fucking political bullshit.
And what I mean by political is that creationists are counting on American scientific ignorance and sense of fair play to win. As with any good politician, creationists know their target audience. Creationists know they cannot win this so called "debate" relying upon the scientific method because creationism is not science. They start out in a hole with the scientific community, so creationists pitch their message to all the people who did not receive adequate science education or critical thinking skills while in school. Seeing as Americans are basically ignorant of the scientific method, creationists go for the old fair play move, as if scientific data was just another point of political view.
To paraphrase a saying from a famous movie, "There is no democracy in science!"