The death yesterday of Philip E. Johnson highlights the attrition that has been going on in the DI for the last few years. Prominent members such as Casey Luskin, Sal Cordova, VJ Torley and William Dembski are no longer active with the organization.
Many of its early founders were people with legitimate academic backgrounds and who could make arguments that, while ultimately fallacious, did often exhibit a degree of knowledge and sophistication that required considerable informed though in order to find the flaws in the arguments.
As such individuals become more scarce in the organization, who will the DI recruit to replace them? A recent addition to the DI roster may give an indication. I suspect many people who have been involved in the evolution/creation debate will be familiar with this individual:
We are delighted to welcome Otangelo Grasso, a graduate of the Summer Seminar on Intelligent Design, as a contributor.