ok i am totally against this. just today i was having an argument with a kid in my adanced computer app. class and he told me the only way the universe could be explained is by intelligent design, i.e., accepting that there's a "god" or a "creator". he says that intelligent design explains how the universe was created and why there is such complexity amongst living forms, mainly us, homo-disgusting-sapiens. i'm only in HS so my knowledge of biology is fairly limited but this doesnt make sense at all and i think theres a lot of faults with the whole concept: a) ID doesnt explain how the universe was created cos it doesnt explain the origin of "god". sure you could say that "god" was always there but if then why not say that "DNA was always there" or "the elements were always there". b) ID supporters say that the odds of DNA forming by chance are extremely low and the existance of DNA can only be explained if you say that "god made DNA" but in fact some guy a few years ago duplicated the conditions that would exist on primitive earth (w/ the right pressure, elements etc. ) and RNA was formed. so it's not entirely chance and you could say that the conditions on early earth were actually a lot more conducive to the formation of DNA. and the DNA is not some mysterious molecule. every aspect of it's structure can be explained using the laws of physics and chem. c) ID says that things are so complex that even if you take one little part out, the whole organism/system will stop functioning. while thsi might be true, it's just presumptous to say that only the existance of "god" could explain the existance of such systems. in fact, it could be that those parts that are now essential initially might've been added in the past just cos they were advantageous to the efficiency of the system but cos of changes in the system over time have now become essential. d) lastly ID doesnt even have any kind of evidence supporting it so saying that it's true isnt exactly science. i know you can't prove that evolution and natural selection work but theres a totally overwhelming amount of evidence supporting them. those are my thoughts. agree or disagree? basically am i missing something anywhere cos i think intelligent design is pure unadultrated BS.