Joined: July 2011
|Quote (stevestory @ Oct. 16 2012,20:38)|
|I've scanned a few recent UD articles and comment sections over the last few days, and it's so starkly different than it was in the mid 2000s. Then, it was crazy, and stupid, but it was crazy and stupid and alive. |
Right after Kitzmiller, they were like the Japanese soldiers on remote Pacific islands the day after Hiroshima--they were doomed, but didn't know it, and still had full bellies and bayonets and were all amped up and enthusiastic. Now they're like those soldiers years after being stranded. They might believe, and still not have a clue, but they're exhausted and weak and no one's coming to save them...
Is it just withering away across the web, or is UD special? Have the IDers just moved elsewhere? I see Telic Thoughts has had 15 posts since June 13.
You've nailed it. I wrote a few words on that very topic over a year ago:
There is also an optimistic reason why I'll no longer post on UD: They're irrelevant. Uncommon Descent is the only forum where anyone even pretends that Intelligent Design Creationism is remotely scientific. Everyone else, including the supporters in the pews, realizes that it's just the latest incarnation of creationism tarted up in an attempt to get past that pesky separation of church and state. Even at UD, the costume lab coat is wearing thin, with the religious biases of the IDCists clearly on display. We definitely need to be vigilant to prevent religion from being taught in science classes, but if no IDC opponents posted at UD for a few weeks, it would quickly wither from lack of anything to discuss.