Here’s my original take on the discussion of this at the BBC that’s unfortunately too long for their comment system:
It appears to me that many are missing the whole point of Intelligent Design. It was not dreamt up to be a serious alternative to evolution (it can’t be because it’s not scientifically testable) but to be part of the leaked “Wedge Strategy” by the evangelical “Discovery Institute” to try and undermine science and replace it with a version that is based on Christianity.
There is no attempt at objectivity or experimental verification here, merely an attempt to socially engineer American society to reflect conservative Christian values.
This is not science, not even religion really, just a political tool being used for political ends to try and establish a single religion in the US political system, which the US constitution prohibits.