There is so much misinformation about the theory of intelligent design that many well-intended people reject not the actual theory but a silly caricature.
The fact that nature is not predetermined in detail has been shown quite convincingly by the experimental confirmation of Bell’s theorem in quantum mechanics.
The secularist is right to feel uncomfortable as he mouths a theistic creed. Theists, for their part, should respect this reluctance.
Scientists who label intelligent design as a “God of the gaps” argument are not unlike the incensed man in the art gallery.
Turner classifies the intelligent design movement as a resurgence of Platonic idealism.