You hear a lot about Intelligent Design theory and how its proponents are trying to get it into the schools but I’m a little fuzzy on the details. Much of ID appears to be focused on challenging the notion that purely randon genetic mutations could produce the complexity of life that we see today. But evolutionary theory does not appear to have strong conclusion in this area, and this doesn’t tell me wher ID fits in with the rest of the conventional scientific account of natural history.
It’s not unreasonable to speculate that a supernatural intelligence may be behind the exquisite design of the human mind and other living things. and that the course of evolution was guided by deliberate, incremental manipulation of the DNA. But it’s clear by overwhelming evidence that the Earth is billions of years old and that living things were present throughout a wide chunk of geologic history, with old ones becoming extinct and new ones coming along throughout.
Old Earth Creationism and Theistic Evolution can be one and the same, but Young Earth, i.e. Biblical Creationism is right out. So which one has ID settled on?