Quote by: ElusiveTruth
You know I would agree that Intelligent Design has been hijacked, perhaps even started, as a philosophical cover for anti-evolution Creationism, but if one simply believes: really believes, that something out there may have guided these things... if by no other means than the way they developed... one could point to anecdotal "evidence" I suppose. That I have no problem with, personally. In fact, while I'm not sure about "guided," I do believe there's something out there, whatever that something (somethings?) may be. But I'm more of a mind that, if there is, it either started the ball rolling or helped it along. The rules, or principals, that guide these things may have been put in place by whatever we are talking about, or just naturally developed once the ball started rolling.
Here is what you have: something happened: in fact an impossible to imagine amount of somethings, but let's start with this Big Bang event. Who knows what went before that. I suspect as much or more than what has happened since: there's probably always been something. Once that event occurred, yes once can point to how they're connected: but they're connected because that's the way they happened. They could have occurred another way, minor differences, some quite major... maybe. So no matter what happened one could claim that "proves" ID. But logically, no it doesn't: it only proves something happened. Something happened doesn't prove who did something. The murders alone didn't prove OJ did it. Trayvon dying ALONE doesn't prove George did it. The events after are connected, perhaps, but connected because things developed alone what we think was a logical, scientific, path. Now if we can get a DNA laced glove with God's DNA on it, George's gun, you might come closer. But first you'd have to sit God down and get a sample of his DNA, or have a lot of witnesses whose testimony doesn't keep shifting and isn't suspect who saw God do it and can point to him on a witness stand saying, "He did it!" The Bible won't do, for we'd have to prove he wrote it. He didn't, we did, though one could argue he "inspired it." That's pretty thin "proof" though. That's why a believer believes, why faith is important. And also why there are so many versions of it over time. Perhaps we're all listening, but hearing it a bit differently: a common human experience.