Name calling and put downs coming from the Darwinists are par for the course. I see it on an hourly basis.
It does have an affect, and truth be told, if I'd only listened to the media and never dug any deeper, I'd have caved to the rhetoric myself. When you hear people refering to ID supporters as morons and idiots long enough, you tend to believe it.
But, this approach will be the Darwinists undoing in the end. There is no doubt about that.