The origin and nature of man should be important to any thoughtful human being, of any religion or none.
As for criticism that ID is a “God of the Gaps” argument, Michael Chaberek urges Thomists to consider where that complaint leads.
Praising science as way to implicitly, or explicitly, club religion over the head is a familiar feature of our culture. It’s not new, either.
A participant did not like that I called his origins model “idiosyncratic,” or that I characterized the reaction to it as “cautious.” Oh well.
I asked fairly innocuous questions, realizing that I was being allowed to participate as long as I didn’t cause strife.