I agree, by the same virtue we see some adherents to a view of scientific authoritarianism going this rout, and while no one has muttered the words yet the rhetoric that is directed towards dissenting parties speaks of Noocracy or Geniocracy.JoJo said:We humans are prone to confirmation bias and that includes all of us, even those who consider themselves scientific or logical. Think about what happens whenever a study is produced that has a bearing on a controversial political position: those whose position's it will support will wave it triumphantly in their opponent's face whereas those whose position's it doesn't support will point out every issue or possible source of bias, or simply dismiss it as one study.
Considering this, it's easy to see how if a person bases their entire morality and world view around a single doctrine, in this case the bible, that it's very easy for them to dismiss even overwhelming evidence to the contrary as a conspiracy or flawed rather than change their world view. Add to that a "them vs us" mentality and people can easily get entrenched in their views, you see the same with AIDS or climate change deniers, or adherents to long ago failed political ideologies.
OP, your question was why people reject evolution. The way you have chosen to articulate your post communicates to me a statement and judgment of these people.
A better question is, WHY SHOULD I ACCEPT EVOLUTION?
Or more to the point, why should I accept what you have to say on the matter?
No matter how well you think you can articulate your point, no matter how much time you spend explaining it, no matter how sincerely you believe in your argument some people will not agree with you. I learned this a few years ago working a summer job at restaurant. It took me the whole summer of frying tortillas but I finally understood.
On a personal level I reject evolution (but more specifically your evolutionary world view) because anytime I have encountered its supporters I have felt belittled and attacked. I cannot accept your statement because I naturally shy away from things that could harm me.