Darwinism and popular culture: "Brain glitches, not evidence, cause people to think there is design in life!"
Here's a classic in advocacy posing as research: "Humans may be primed to believe in creation"
(Ewen Callaway, New Scientist, 02 March 2009):
And her point is what, exactly? That belief in purpose is irrational? Why so?
Religion might not be the only reason people buy into creationism and intelligent design, psychological experiments suggest.
No matter what their religious beliefs, college-educated adults frequently agree with purpose-seeking yet false explanations of natural phenomena - finches diversified in order to survive, for instance.
It is a shame that such studies are funded, but I would imagine that funding will increase, not decrease, as materialism takes a nose dive, and its tenured profs need to rescue it.
Find out why there is an intelligent design controversy: