We’ve long known that the more likely you are to deny the overwhelming evidence for evolution, the more likely you are to deny all other aspects of extraordinarily well-supported science. I don’t know whether, at this point, eliminating all creationism will stem the tide of antiscience — there are too many vested interests in play now, trying to astroturf misinformation about scientific concepts, trying to manufacture controversies about them, and making them politically polarized issues when they frankly shouldn’t be.
It’s a shame Eugenie didn’t mention the political aspect of this. The people who believe in creationism and deny evolution and global warming are almost uniformly for one party, a party that explicitly denies any number of aspects of reality. Education is key, of course. The problem is in educating people with scientifically derived, evidence-based facts about reality, instead of the nonsense that these vested interests are peddling. These shouldn’t be political issues,