Evolution threads vs intelligent design threads are old and busted around here. So let's just focus on Intelligent Design without straying into evolution at all. Pointing to what you perceive as wrong/what you don't understand about evolution does not in any way add merit to intelligent design. Intelligent design proclaims to be science. To be a science it must stand on it's own merits, explain the natural phenomena and its assertions be backed by observation and experiment. Proponents also emphasise that the christian god is not required for intelligent design, so please no references to the bible or scriptures of any sort. To quote wikipedia on what constitutes a scientific theory; A main aim of intelligent design proponents is to have intelligent design taught in schools as science. McCain's new VP pick is all for teaching it in science class. So what exactly makes intelligent design a viable scientific theory?