Still more conservatives are waking up to the fraudulence of ‘Intelligent Design’.

If the collapse of ID represents a defeat for the Religious Right, it has been something of a relief for many nonreligious conservatives, who have wanted nothing more than for the issue to go away. Charles Krauthammer, for instance, complained that the Dover episode was “anachronistic,” “retrograde” and “a national embarrassment.”

This is good news all around. But on a disheartening note, I remain mystified how two people as intelligent as Irving Kristol and Gertrude Himmelfarb could be so utterly ignorant of even the most basic evidence of evolutionary biology.