Hugh Hewitt has a few good words about the President's comments on Intelligent Design (which most people believe in), and Instapundit, who's usually pretty good has a few words representing the out of touch establishment.
Folks, to use Insty's idea, there is a preference cascade waiting to happen, its like an avalanche. Most people don't really buy Evolution. Even most of them that buy it aren't that happy with it. But people are intimidated into thinking that its unscientific to try to use the scientific method. But when enough people come out and say..."hey, the Emperor has no clothes" there comes a tipping point, and suddenly everyone is saying it.