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Google Trends: Come ON

Steve Petermann of ID blog Telic Thoughts just posted (warning, link to ID blog) on Google Trends. He says:

Check this one out. Looks like interest in Darwinism has stayed pretty steady but ID had a big jump around the Dover trial. Also since then it doesn’t appear that ID has dropped back to its earlier levels.

This is great news! Despite the insistence of the ID movement on using the word “Darwinism,” it apparently hasn’t actually caught on. Woo-hoo! Oh, and in case you’re curious, the graph of ID vs. evolution shows there’s no contest in terms of their popularity or the magnitude (not percentage change) of the spike around the Dover trial. Not that Google Trends validates a theory (or non-theory), but if you want to play popularity, I’ll take a small bite.