Allen MacNeill at Evolution List makes an interesting observation in his post The “Intelligent Design” Movement on College and University Campuses is Dead. He’s had a look at the web sites for the Intelligent Design (ID) and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) University campus groups. These are simply student groups (although ID proponents sometimes imply they have scientific standing), although they have been touted as evidence of academic ‘controversy’ over evolution, MacNeill’s detailed analysis indicates that none of these groups are currently active.
These finding parallel my observation for some other, apparently more weighty, ID organisations. Even the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design (ISCID) – a research group established by Bill Dembski – appears (from its web site) to have been inactive since 2005. That’s when the last issue of their short-lived quarterly journal (Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design) appeared. Origins (featuring “scholarly and popular resources concerning intelligent design and philosophical theism”) was last updated almost 2 years ago.
Many other ID sites are similar, or post articles only infrequently.
I guess extinction is the inevitable evolutionary fate for organisms that can’t deal with reality.
See also They must be ex-ideas at Pharyngula.