Here’s a note from a biology graduate student at one of the the nation’s best universities:
At [snip] university, a recent seminar focused on the biochemistry of metabolic pathways. As evidenced by the professor’s behavior, this material screams design. Twice the professor brought up ID as a joke, but the class fell silent. After excitedly explaining how cholesterol metabolism was regulated, the professor said that it was all because of ID and expected the class to laugh, except it didn’t. The professor even asked, “Why isn’t anyone laughing?” But no reply. The second time, the professor was explaining regulation of heat generation in the mitochondria and then said, “Isn’t that amazing? Is it intelligent design?” The class went quiet again, but this time the professor’s tone was different. I actually think this person secretly believes in design. Of course, push come to shove, the professor would bash ID.
Experiences like this tell me that students are actually quite open and excited about ID, unless they’ve already made up their minds against it. The ID movement is on a roll. The younger generation is catching on and that’s why ID is going to win. It will be interesting to see the anti-ID faculty flop around as they witness the rebellion.