No, you don’t need any more evidence, but where O’Leary for News lives, this is the time of year one cleans out stuff and takes stock.
From David Klinghoffer, quoting a biology grad at Evolution News & Views:
I’m just finishing up my master’s degree in evolutionary biology and likely starting a PhD in evolutionary genetics next fall. I was at an evolutionary genetics lab for a few weeks earlier this year and the world-renowned geneticist there was mocking other views. Even in the absence of answers to big questions like how life started and how new enzymes arise, evolutionary biologists are closed to answers that don’t come from Darwinism. The scorn towards Darwinian skepticism is quite strong in my experience — not that I’ve personally experienced direct scorn, but I see top scientists discussing skepticism in the populace and contempt is always high. As I write this, I can hear my lab mates in the nearby office mocking religion. More.
Mocking religion? These are people who have no idea how to relate information to matter and energy. But that should be their job. Their failure means they are stuck with plumb stupid ideas about information.
But they have two things going for them: Lack of awareness of the problem, and a gaggle of political and media supporters who may never understand the issues but know which side of their bread is buttered.
See also: Would we give up naturalism to solve the hard problem of consciousness?
What great physicists have said about consciousness.