This is a nice little piece. Nothing Earth shattering or anything dramatic, and certainly old news for all here. What I was woindering is, how many letters they get from irritated fundamentalists when they run stuff like this.
I've noticed that when National Geographic runs stuff on time, evolution, and other articles on the physical sciences; they don't seem to get (or at least do not run) letters critiquing the material as anti-Christian or anti-whatever.
Maybe we could sidestep the whole what-to-put-in-textbooks debate and just have our classrooms use Astronomy, NG, and the like.