Darwinism and popular culture: Darwinian atheist Richard Dawkins as pop cult figure
Dawkins is rated by Time Magazine as one of the mag's 100 most influential people (#7 as of June 19, 2007). Of course, in fairness, he only got about 51, 000 votes, whereas South Korean pop star Rain got nearly a half million. Meanwhile, here's himself on YouTube.
If you want to understand why the intelligent design controversy cannot go away, read By Design or by Chance?.