I understand the viewpoint and approach of atheists in general but I do question their adamant insistence that there is no evidence for intelligent design. Or perhaps I just question their definition of and understanding of the concept of intelligent design.
I do not understand the viewpoint and approach of the many religious people in particular those whose beliefs are based on evidence that has already been discarded as nonsense. For instance those who believe the world was created a few thousand years ago. I definitely question their definition and understanding of intelligent design.
How do you define and understand Intelligent Design? Whether or not you believe in it, if you have an opinion about it you obviously must have some kind of concept in mind. I think it'd be interesting to explore these concepts. I have noticed that atheists in particular squirm away from the problem of defining Intelligent Design, let alone defining God. Religious people are easily attacked by skeptics specifically because they define what they believe in. Atheists supposedly don't need to... but I think it is interesting to also look at the definitions that atheists scorn with such vehemence and certainty.
There are two main things to look at. First of all what is your definition and secondly what is the evidence for or against said definition. It is when the evidence is lined up that things get interesting. The fun part is messing with the definition to accommodate or refute a definition. Anybody want to step up and throw up a definition?
For those who want to start off by bringing in evidence for or against Intelligent Design here is one of my own definitions. "Intelligent Design is the creation of a framework of Laws within which the universe freely unfolds within the boundaries of said Laws."