Christian fundamentalists, presumably out of paranoia that any shift toward empirical reasoning will rob them of sociopolitical power, have launched vitriolic and unfounded attacks on knowledge and intellectualism.
The following is a response by biologist Ken Miller, who testified at the trial for Kitzmiller vs. Dover School Board.
"The reviewer’s claim that the theory of evolution is responsible for 300 million deaths is absurd and insulting. The murderous totalitarian states led by Hitler and Stalin were driven by ideologies of socialist utopianism, racism, and anti-Semitism, not by a scientific theory relating to the origin of species." ~ Kenneth Miller's response to creationist criticism of "Biology" text.