Especially when you have to deal with creationst--er, I mean "Intelligent Design"--pinheads like this idiot, who objected to contentions that new science standards that weaken the teaching of evolution in Kansas are making the state look ridiculous and are degrading the teaching of science:
Christopher Iliff strongly disagreed. The Kansas attorney also is a board member of Intelligent Design network, inc., a non-profit organization based in Shawnee Mission, Kan., that promotes "objectivity in origins science" and champions standards critical of evolution.
"What the Kansas standards do is encourage more thorough analysis of the existing scientific basis for evolution. I think what it will encourage is discussion of what I think are huge gaps in the purely materialistic explanation that is offered for evolution," said Iliff.
The only "huge gaps" here are in this guy's education. That a fool like this is making educational decisions is bad enough. When half the American people think the Earth is 10,000 years old, that's an educational tragedy of colossal proportions.