I had an interesting experience in one of my classes the other night.
I am currently finishing up my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, so this story very much highlights the influence that ID has on the minds of people. This is not some high school Biology teacher, this is a professor at a Doctoral level science program.
Now, before I begin, recognize that the professor subscribes to evolution and from my assessment is an atheist or agnostic at worst. I just think the story highlights how ID has moved it's way into people's awareness and dialogue. Grant it, as Psychology students we are taught to be respectful of the views, perspectives, cultures etc..... of others, but this class is a very scientific/hard science based class. So here goes.
We were discussing the development of a certain brain circuit. The pathway of this circuit is way off course if one wanted to get from point A to point B the fastest. In short, it is not very efficient. When talking about it the professor goes "How could this be designed?"
Later in the class he has to bring up evolution to illustrate a point. He was specifically discussing the development of the reptillian brain to the mammallian brain. He apologized to people if this offended their religion. Why? This is a science class?? Nobody seemed to care, but it seemed odd that people would have to apologize for scientific evidence. Everything I have learned in my studies of psychology fits, supports, and makes more sense with evolution.
Have we (we being the human race) become so PC about peoples beliefs? I mean they are beliefs. Beleifs can change.
"Those who think they know don't know. Those that know they don't know, know."