Interesting story, too. It turns out there’s a downside to disguising your theological/political hokum as science: people start to evaluate it by scientific criteria. As a result, the “Intelligent Design” scam lacks staying power. The Templeton Foundation, for example, is backing away, because ID folks weren’t willing or able to do any actual science.
Pretty soon, the only ID believers outside the Discovery Institute and the televangelists will be Pope Bingo and George W. Bush.
“Intelligent Design” was a clever marketing ploy, but it turns out once again that nothing kills a bad product faster than great marketing.
Hat tip: Juan Non-Volokh.