As for criticism that ID is a “God of the Gaps” argument, Michael Chaberek urges Thomists to consider where that complaint leads.
There is an ongoing debate about intelligent design in the Thomist system.
True, things go wrong with our bodies, with results that range from the tragic to the merely expensive or inconvenient.
Remarkably parallel struggles go on, as well, in Protestant and Jewish circles, whether the debate focuses on C.S. Lewis or Maimonides, Augustine of Hippo or Samson Raphael Hirsch.
There are several reasons that some theists remain reluctant to dispute the Darwinian account of life’s origins — and man’s origins.