The Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee of the Computational Intelligence Society recently recently drafted the following statement at its Montreal meeting (go here for the full report; note that the minutes of this meeting will eventually appear here):
Research in Evolutionary Computation studies phenomena from various fields including biology, psychology and the social sciences. The Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee anticipates that some publications under its auspices may incorporate statements regarding these phenomena. The committee will evaluate all such statements according to rigid and accepted scientific standards.
As I learned from a friend who was there when this statement was drafted, Gary Greenwood, the committee chair whose picture is at the bottom of the page from which this statement was lifted, explicitly stated that the new phrasing was in response to ID — still further proof that ID is advancing rigor and honesty in scientific inquiry!