We've all heard stories where a Christian student challenges their professor by saying evolution is "just a theory." These accounts are modern mythology--or urban myths. Real life can be affected by such mythology, as seen below. In this video, a creationist really does challenge her anthropology professor.
Unlike the myth, the response from her professor is resolute and convincing. If we tell people they must reject science to know God, we're going to turn away an entire generation.