Re: Why are Creationists so afraid of Evolution?
Actually, Judaism is not afraid of it at all.
Same way as we are not afraid of cosmology and all that is learned from it.
Same with Catholicism.
I think the short answer is that people who take the Bible (or any religious text) literally find comfort in the certainty. Concrete, black or white thinking avoids the anxiety of doubt.
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.” - Isaac Asimov