There’s no doubt that the confrontation with Darwinian evolution in the 19th century stole much of the confidence of traditional faith leaders.
In “real time” they show the function of an enhancer in switching a gene from off to on.
ID is a rival theory, a scientific theory, doing the normal work that scientific ideas must do to supplant a currently dominant idea.
That’s the way it is, universally, with creative invention.
Richard Buggs gives us a look inside the sausage factory where figures on the subject are calculated.