LA Times science writer Robert Lee Holz isn't fooled by the ID propaganda blitz. He criticizes ID in the course of reviewing three recent Books:
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
Atlas Books/W.W. Norton: 304 pp., $22.95
Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement
Edited by John Brockman
Vintage: 258 pp., $14 paper
Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design
Times Books/Henry Holt: 202 pp., $22
He has an interesting statistic: "Seventy percent of evangelical Christians believe that living things have always existed in their current form, compared with 32% of mainline Protestants and 31% of Catholics, according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press."
This is almost completely explainable by the literalist interpretation of scripture employed by most evangelicals. Too bad, that seems to be the religious equivalent of a "white knuckle drunk." In AA lingo, a "white-knuckle drunk" stays sober only through desperate, constant vigilance, taking as much time and energy as drinking. It may be alcohol-free, but it's not considered real sobriety." This seems to describe the ferocity of evangelical opposition to evolution. Evolution actually does seem to challenge certain literalist beliefs.