I would like to consider the relevant resolutions as well as the foundations of Methodist theology, in the form of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral.
If one figure can be identified as the founder of ID, Anaxagoras may well fit the bill.
“Our quickly fattening pigs, short-legged sheep, pouter pigeons, and poodle dogs could never have come into existence in a state of nature.”
You read a great deal about Darwin’s scientific method and meticulousness as a student of nature, but that’s not exactly scholarship.
As a young man Charles Darwin loved music, had a fondness for art, and appreciated fine literature.