"Intelligent Design" is just creationism in a pleasant-looking wrapper. It was assembled by whiny, bratty psychochristians who were upset the meanies on the Supreme Court told them they weren't allowed to have it taught in the public schools. It is not science. It is not a scientific theory
, it is a religious belief
. In an article elected to Best-Of-Craigslist
, the situation is well-described:
11. Intelligent Design
Do you enjoy electricity? Jet engines? Semi-conductors?
Thank the scientific method. Almost all of the technological progress that mankind has enjoyed has taken place in the past 300 years. This is thanks to a system of thought that focuses only on natural explanations for phenomenon in the world around us that survive numerous tests and retests.
The "theory" of evolution was also derived from this same marvelous mode of thought. However, let us define our terminology: technically, evolution is in fact only a "theory." However, "gravity" to this day is referred to as Newton's Theory of Gravitation. EVERYTHING in science is a theory, since the only proof that scientists rely upon for formulating their beliefs are PAST observations of PAST events.
However, take comfort in the fact that this minor technicality does nothing to impair the "truth" of scientific observations the next time you use a USB flash drive; everytime you plug one in, you are single-handedly proving the truth of Quantum Mechanics.
Thus, no true scientific theory would look at the complexity of the world around us, throw up its hands and say, "It's SO COMPLEX! I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT! IT MUST HAVE BEEN A SPOOKY INVISIBLE FATHER FIGURE LIVING IN THE SKY WHO CREATED IT."
This is not to say that there might not be some sort of creator - however, calling the belief in such a being "science" is anathema to the very underpinnings of our civilization as we know it.
In sum - you are free to believe in it. However, you're not allowed to call it "science."
I tell you again: If you call it "science", you are an ignorant flaming douchebag.