As much as some scientists would like to eliminate the concept of an Intelligent Designer from the discussion of origins, there is a growing number of scientists who are willing to embrace ID as an alternate and competing theory to Darwinistic evolution.
At personal financial and professional risk, some of these brave scientists have dared keep an open mind to the possibility of Intelligent Design showing that there is easily as much evidence to support that theory as there is the various evolution theories.
Allegations that proponents of Intelligent Design have no peer-reviewed scientific theories are a deliberate distortion of the facts. Inspite of attempts that have been made to marginalize and even censure scientists who support ID, they've been able to credibly articulate ID in peer-reviewed publications.
Organizations and scientists that support ID, such as the Discovery Institute present Peer-Reviewed & Peer-Edited Scientific Publications Supporting the Theory of Intelligent Design.
A few of these examples are:
** DNA and the Origin of Life: The origin of biomolecular machines, in Darwinism, Design, & Public Education (Michigan State University Press, 2003), Pp. 287-302;
**Reinstating design within science, in Darwinism, Design, & Public Education (Michigan State University Press, 2003), Pp. 403-418.
**The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories”
**“Do Centrioles Generate a Polar Ejection Force?,"
** Genetic Analysis of Coordinate Flagellar and Type III Regulatory Circuits,”
A few of the many publications that support ID.
**The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).
**Michael Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (The Free Press, 1996).
**The Mystery of Life’s Origin: Reassessing Current Theories (Philosophical Library, 1984, Lewis & Stanley, 4th ed., 1992).
**Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards, The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery (Regnery Publishing, 2004).
While I would like to see ID presented alongside Evolution taught as a theory of Origins, I have to admit that such teaching would not necessarily support my particular faith. Many ID scientists have a very different concept of the Designer than my Christian-Trinitarian idea of a personal God. Of course I know I'm right. ***smile***
Oh, by the way did you know that there is recent evidence to support the crossing of the Red Sea and the drowning of Pharaoh's army and the real Mt. Sinai?