I keep finding remarkable and salient things over on Professor P Z Myers' blog, Pharyngula.
Here's a fabulous YouTube clip he featured showing a Charlie Rose interview with two of the world's most renowned living scientists: James Watson, 1962 Nobel laureate for the co-discovery of the structure of DNA, and Harvard Professor Emeritus and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning biologist Edward O. Wilson. Their topic of discussion here is Charles Darwin, whom Watson calls "the most important person who ever lived."
I was struck by Watson's observation early on concerning the public's views on evolution. He says that there's no real point in discussing the numbers of people who "believe" in evolution versus those who don't, as the two camps are not moving in the same worlds. Those who claim not to believe in evolution are virtually all uninformed about the subject. It's not that they have taken courses on biology and genetics and then determined after thorough study that the evidence isn't there to support the conclusions; no, they START with an unwillingness to allow their worldview to be realigned to the reality which biology has uncovered for us. They are rejecting evolution rather than disbelieving it; belief isn't really germane to the subject.