The Founding Fathers may have been enlightened for their time, as witnessed by constitutional separation of church and state, but Europe has been ahead of America in enlightenment ever since:
The dangers of creationism in education
3. Creationism, born of the denial of the evolution of species through natural selection, was for a long time an almost exclusively American phenomenon. Today creationist ideas are tending to find their way into Europe and their spread is affecting quite a few Council of Europe member states.
4. The prime target of present-day creationists, most of whom are Christian or Muslim, is education. Creationists are bent on ensuring that their ideas are included in the school science syllabus. Creationism cannot, however, lay claim to being a scientific discipline.
5. Creationists question the scientific character of certain items of knowledge and argue that the theory of evolution is only one interpretation among others. They accuse scientists of not providing enough evidence to establish the theory of evolution as scientifically valid. On the contrary, they defend their own statements as scientific. None of this stands up to objective analysis.
Full list (1-20) can be found here: Europe Moves To Ban Creationsim in Schools .
From Council of Europe: Provisional edition, The dangers of creationism in education, Resolution 1580 (2007): Assembly debate on 4 October 2007 (35th Sitting) (see Doc. 11375, report of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education, rapporteur: Mrs Brasseur). Text adopted by the Assembly on 4 October 2007 (35th Sitting).
Hurrah for Sweden! Sweden to Suppress Religion in Schools - Proposal That Britain do the Same .
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