Growing up, I was raised to believe in a young-earth creation story according to a literal interpretation of the Genesis story in the Bible. I didn’t have my first exposure to the concept of evolution until I was a sophomore in high school. Being particularly bad at science, I had to get extra tutoring from my teacher. Once we reached the chapter on evolution, which I was rather excited to learn about, he skipped it. My teacher told me that he had the legal right to teach it, but that parents complain too much so it was easier to avoid it. He explained the basics of evolution to me, but it sounded crazy and scary compared to what I believed and was used to hearing.