Further to the godlessness that failed:
Thinking about books recently, I recalled that philosophers Jerry Fodor (What Darwin Got Wrong (2010)) and Thomas Nagel Mind and Cosmos: : Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False are examples of intellectually serious atheist philosophers who are no way Darwin groupies.
One wonders how many of the Altenberg 16 were non-Darwinian or doubtfully Darwinian atheists.
Maybe the new atheists’ Darwin-is-my-Jesus stance has made them look a bit ridiculous among atheists?
See also: How did new atheism become the godlessness that failed? Ever since the new atheists declined (or whatever), discussions of Darwinism and evolution have become much more open-minded. For example, researchers seem to talk more openly about work that points in a direction other than Darwinism. Perhaps they don’t worry so much about 20,000 semi-literate trolls writing their Dean of Science to get them fired just for saying that their research points in another direction.