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Interest in Intelligent Design is Strong

We thought the readers here might be interested in knowing a little bit about how much interest is out there for ID.  One gauge of that is UD’s traffic.  August traffic is at a high for the year with 31,000 more visits than the previous 7-month average (see graph).

Total Visits

What is also of interest is the number of unique addresses visiting UD over the course of a month.  This is an indicator (although imperfect) of the number of individual computers that are used to view UD.  Note that this number has grown for every month that we have data for (sorry the data only goes back to April because of a server change).

Unique Addresses

We think this shows that many people are pleased with the direction UD has been taking and that interest in intelligent design remains quite high.  Thank you to all of the volunteer contributors, commenters, and general readers.

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8 Responses to Interest in Intelligent Design is Strong

  1. This is good news, and I’m not surprised. UD is a rare oasis in which people can find out what ID is all about, and what the arguments and evidence are. Those in the mainstream media* just vomit forth whatever they are force-fed by the entrenched and publicly funded Darwinist establishment, and a lot of people probably find it revealing and refreshing to discover that ID proponents are not knuckle-dragging troglodytes, but intelligent, well-educated, technically savvy, inquisitive people who are raising serious, evidence-and-logic-based challenges to what Michael Denton (a perfectly secular agnostic with no philosophical axe to grind) referred to as a theory in crisis.

    *By the way, media is plural; medium is singular. Even people in the mainstream media seem not to know this, and get it wrong consistently.

  2. I have always loved the name “Uncommon Descent”, a stroke of genius because of its simplicity and symbolic connotations. It almost seems to say:
    “We are human beings, children of the gods, and gods and goddesses in our own right. We are not apes even if our bodies are genetically related to apes. We are conscious beings, even if our bodies are made of dirt. We got spirits, darn it. And that is why we’re going to figure out the true secret of the genome. We are gods and the time is fast approaching when the unbelievers will come and worship at our feet.” :-D

  3. The growth of public interest in ID is an inevitable tendency. The climate of despair imbued in darwinists’ recent acts and declarations give us a clear sight that we are seeing just the tip of the iceberg.

    Few months ago I read a special edition of Scientific American, published here in Brazil, about the “Evolution of evolution”. It’s funny (if not sad) to see respectable scientists declaring that “nobody doubts that natural selection is responsible for brains and new forms” or “churches imprisons human mind” or something like “human’s circulatory system is an old net needing to be reformed”.

    I’m always led to remember Thomas Friedman’s assertion that “the world if flat”. One of the meanings of this is that vertical structures in which thoughts are formed on the top and poured down don’t stand up for so long. The corrosion of darwinism fills us with conjectures about how the world’s scenario will be a few decades ahead.

  4. Congratulations to Dr. Dembski and all the Uncommon Descent team. After checking the news every day, I go to this page for news about ID.

    The following paragraphs are a bit off topic, but I don’t know how to contact Uncommon Descent’s administrator directly.

    I checked TED’s website this morning and found a very interesting presentation from Janine Benyus: “Biomimicry in action”. This is the link:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/janin.....ction.html

    After watching it, I went to the Biomimicry Institute’s website:

    http://www.asknature.org

    IMHO, I think this talk and Ask Nature’s website deserve a post here.

  5. Hopefully the increased traffic is a sign that a growing number of people world-wide are interested in I.D. Not only learning about it, but learning about it from its honest proponents and not its dishonest opponents. That’s crucial.

    Off Topic: An interesting read….
    Cosmic Fingerprints – Testable Hypothesis for Intelligent Design

    Part 1Part 2Part 3

    (links should open in a new tab/window)

  6. Hopefully the increased traffic is a sign that a growing number of people world-wide are interested in I.D. Not only learning about it, but learning about it from its honest proponents and not its dishonest opponents. That’s crucial.

    Off Topic: An interesting read….
    Cosmic Fingerprints – Testable Hypothesis for Intelligent Design

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    (links should open in a new tab/window)

  7. That’s odd. It worked perfectly fine in the preview. Let’s try one more time…

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

  8. Interest in Intelligent Design is Strong

    No it’s not. Visit Alexa and watch UD’s traffic get dwarfed by scienceblogs.com (almost all of which is attributable to Pharygula, I would guess) or even richarddawkins.net

    Your traffic rank is 343,542, with a global reach of 0.00037%, and the average user spends only 3.2 min/day on the site.

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