This is what happens when we spend more time fighting off creationists than teaching evolution — we get replaced by people who do things right:
The American executives who are planning to send work abroad express concern about what they regard as an incipient erosion of scientific prowess in this country, pointing to the lagging math and science proficiency of American high school students and the reluctance of some college graduates to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Of course, our problems aren’t restricted to biology. It’s just a canary of sorts, dying when the air goes foul. We’re still coasting on our former science and engineering prowess, but the party’s over.
First it was assembly. Then it was programming. Next it’s going to be engineers and scientists. I don’t advocate isolation — that’s just a battle against time. I do, however, advocate strengthening math and science education in this country.