Creationists Made Me Do It
On that fateful day, all the science students were herded into the school auditorium, where we listened to a long and richly illustrated lecture describing literal creationism. ... Remarkably, I graduated from senior biology having learned only about creationism.
It's hard to overestimate the appeal of rebelling against the system to a teenaged boy, and that day marked the beginning of my path to a career in evolutionary biology.
There’s more at the link, but I know many readers can’t access the journal and it’s a letter that deserves sharing.