Joined: May 2006
I decided to see if the NCSE had any data on the effect of media fighting creationism. I didn't bother to see if there was anything on web snarks, of course, but there is something on the effect of Judgment Day upon college students.
Doesn't tell us all that much about how the general public is affected, which I suspect was a good deal less (not many watched, and one wonders how many of those weren't already decidedly in either of the two main factions). But then, laughing at creationists on the web is more likely to be affecting college students, too, than the general public.
Anyhow, there are few data out there at all, and at least this is something real, however limited.
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of coincidence---ID philosophy