What about the charge that ID is a “curiosity killer,” tempting scientists to answer every natural mystery with a shrug and a “God did it”?
No better advertisements for intelligent design exist than works written by establishment scientists that unintentionally make design arguments.
What’s remarkable in nature is not so much that nature follows complex patterns, but that it follows any pattern at all.
Of course finches don’t multiply and cycle through generations as rapidly as bacteria. Still, these birds have been isolated on the iconic islands for some 2 million years.
Natural selection is not, after all, the one natural process in the universe that can make nature run backward.