Now I bet many think that I believe in intelligent design. Wrong. So what is wrong with intelligent design? Well Intelligent design rests on 3 conclusions:
Evolution promotes an atheistic worldview and therefore must be resisted by believers in God. I am pretty sure we debunked that one.
Evolution is flawed, since it cannot account for the intricate complexity of nature. So because eyes are so complex they cannot be natural products? They most certainly can. Most simple organisms have very simplistic light detection systems of sensory cells in a pit. One level up, like the Nautilus, have a concavity with a pinhole to actually admit light to a group of nerves. Then, the addition of a jelly-like substance gives some focusing ability, and then, it is not insane to say that eyes are naturally formed.
If evolution cannot explain the complexity, there must have been a designer who stepped in to provide the necessary components during the course of evolution. Then what about the appendix? If ID is true, then God could not have been a very good creator!
Most Intelligent Design supporters made the mistake of confusing what was not known with what is unknowable. Just because something is not understood, does not mean that it will not be understood in the future. Just look at the heliocentric view of the solar system as an example. ID is a god in the gaps theory and this is a huge opportunity for many to discredit all faiths.
Intelligent design fails as a scientific theory, mind you. It does not predict other findings and suggest approaches for further experiments. It is another end-all, be-all. So without a time machine, verification of this is unlikely! But take heart, I will reveal how to reconcile faith and science in my next post! So stay tuned!