ID is a rival theory, a scientific theory, doing the normal work that scientific ideas must do to supplant a currently dominant idea.
The problem is, none of these people cite papers or other writing by researchers on intelligent design, like the work done by Douglas Axe on protein evolution probabilities.
This is one key issue on which proponents of ID and of theistic evolution differ.
Recently I had the opportunity to hear Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer provide an update on the progress and current state of the theory of intelligent design.
Writing with Arthur Herman, he proposes a cheap and technologically very attainable alternative to waiting passively to see what comes of North Korea’s growing ICBM collection.