We often hear from critics that they can safely label ID to be warmed-over Creationism because leaders of the ID 'Movement' are religious believers who sometimes speak about ID to religious audiences in terms of God and creation. In other words, ID can be judged by the company its promoters keep.
So I thought it was interesting that NCSE's Eugenie Scott is keeping some illustrious company herself. Scott will be speaking at The Atheist Alliance International convention and fund raiser at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Arlington, Virginia this September. Also on the roster are Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, along with a bevy of lesser known New Atheists and Brights.
Of course I don't have any problems with evangelical atheists forming foundations, groups, alliances and such, nor with them holding conventions at which they can sell their books, enliven their troops, and back-slap each other over dry martinis and oysters on the half-shell. And I would fully expect Eugenie's speech to whip up the troops about the threat ID presents to the atheist stranglehold on public education for purposes of ideological indoctrination. That is her job, after all.
I can't wait to see video of her speech, or a transcript. Hope they'll be made available shortly after the event. Heck, if I were independently wealthy I'd be sorely tempted to attend the event myself just to *be* a fly on the wall!