Evangelical Christianity has gained a reputation for challenging science in numerous ways, particularly with creationism and climate change denial. Because I once contributed to this reputation, I consider it my responsibility to try and counteract the misinformation and misunderstanding of science denial wherever I can.
Even so, it's tempting to see these issues as purely academic. Does it really matter if some people think the world around us is only a few thousand years old? People are still able to make new advances in medicine and technology despite such beliefs. What difference does it make?