Debate about evolution and creationism is alive and kicking in the United States in a way that most people in the United Kingdom find very difficult to relate to. In Britain we have thankfully not been subject to the same propaganda from creationists as in the US. Indeed in the US there has been a concerted attempt by creationists and so called "Intelligent design" proponents to have their "theories" included in science education in schools.
Some creationists and IDers give an appearance of scientific credibility but a little scratching soon reveals the weakness of their so called "scientific" arguments. The reason for this is of course obvious. For their arguments stem ultimately not from reason or scientific argument but from blind faith.
The following two links are a recording from a programme which explores these opposing viewpoints.
Recording 1 Dr. Eugenie Scott trained as a biological anthropologist and runs the National Centre for Science Education in Berkley California which has campaigned against the teaching of creationism in American schools. She meets so-called Young Earth Creationists whose starting point is a literal interpretation of the biblical book of Genesis and who believe that the Earth, life and humans were created over six days less than 10,000 years ago.
Recording 2 Dr. Henry Morris III is Executive vice President of the Institute for Creation Research, founded by his father. He believes in literal interpretation of the book of Genesis, suggesting that the Earth, life and humans were created over six days less than 10,000 years ago.