You'll get flamed all right. The only thing that reacts more zealously than a religious fanatic when their belief system is under attack is a scientist.
:backs slowly out of thread:
Or we just ignore the dumbfucks who forget that science is responsible for modern living. I firmly believe that if you don't like science, get the hell off your computer, turn your electricity and plumbing off, move out of your house into a yurt and start using "medical" techniques like bloodletting again. Yay, doesn't that sound like so much FUN?
The reason most biologists don't take the time to argue with creationists has nothing to do with not knowing answers. It has everything to do with not wanting to deal with people who can't understand basic biology (if they wanted to teach, they would have gone into education), having no patience for people who can't handle basic tennents of biology (like evolution), and frankly have better things to do, like real research that brings about new cancer treatments, or describing organisms new to science, or, I don't know, creating something practical from past research that increases our ability to cope with this modern world.
If fundies and pseudo-scientists can't grok this, then fuck em. We have better things to do than pander to people still stuck in the middle ages, not from oppression or poverty, but out of ignorance.
Here's my theory and I can't prove it scientifically so ignore it as you will.
There is science and there is art and never the twain shall meet.
Artists get pissed off with scientists cos science kills the inspiration stone dead. Try writing a poem about feeling you can fly with a scientist yapping in your ear about how classic Newtonian physics expressly prohibits this characteristic and you'll get the picture. Art is magical and mystical and science is all about debunking that kind of thing.
Scientists get pissed off with artists because art is, by it's very nature, subjective and the mere mention of subjectivity is anathema to the scientist. Subjective leads to bad science and only objectivity has ever been any use to the human race. You can't prove beauty (although there was a theory it had to do with symmetry) You can't measure or quantify a sonnet.
I'm pretty sure this is the reason lab coats are white, instead of paisley pattern.
Philosophy is art. Never try to argue philosophy on scientific terms. By the same token - never try to prove science to a philosopher. Both will merely lead to great lulz and lulz are most definitely art.