Oh, AlterNet, it is so much more than that. The fact they desire to retreat to pre-Copernican world view means, they can not resolve themselves to being a small part of Creation, however it began. This is the “tell” if you will:
But as laughable as the creationists’ beliefs are, the creationist movement is no joke. They want to wipe out all the findings of hundreds of years of scientific investigation, erase everything we’ve learned about the vast and majestic history of the universe, and replace it with a cartoon version that grotesquely magnifies our own importance, treating human beings as the crowning glory of creation and diminishing the immensity of the universe to a tiny stage crafted only so that the Bible’s small stories could play out on it.
They are very dangerous children who see the Universe as revolving around them.