Just came back from a regular meeting between agnostics, atheists, buddhists, and both fundamental and liberal Christians. Today's topic was on evolution. Everyone is on board about the science of it, one guy claims that alternate theories are being quashed by the intellectual elite, and three individuals believe 9-11 was an inside job. It was lively. Politics was a "third rail" as all but two were staunch Republicans. Very difficult these days to have political discourse.