“There can’t be any question about what they meant. Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”
We test intelligent design in the same way that we test all historical scientific theories.
I am not of the opinion that we should speak only good of the dead. The passing of a public figure is a good time to consider his impact.
That there is a design to life is intuitive, but most of us, if challenged on it, would want to be able to defend our intuition persuasively.
Social exclusion via refusal to engage is probably the most powerful and effective means of controlling the debate about origins within science.