Intelligent Design.... aka ID... claims that it is objective and undiscriminating science. To theists it would seem so... they use "scientific" terminology ("irriducible complexity") and appear scientific on the surface. However, NO major biology scientist has EVER endorsed ID!!! The reason being that it is NOT science and DOES discriminate!! How convienient that as soon as "Creation Science" was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court, all of a sudden, ID pops out of the woodwork. The reason ID claims to be "non-discriminating science" is because they say that life is too complex to have evolved through random mutation... i.e.... to them Evolution is wrong... i.e. all life must have been created, purposefully, through an "Intelligent Designer." (That's the exact term they use.) However, they purposefully avoid giving any info as to who or what the "intelligent designer" is... and furthermore... cannot show evidence or falsifiability for their claims. They claim that the idea of an intelligent designer is not discriminatory, but they fail to recognize how it discriminates against atheists and agnostics. (Of course). ID is a dangerous idea in the US today, because, (most likely due to the appalling typical American scientific ignorance) ID can fool many into believing it IS science. Also, it gets some of its appeal from being an "underdog theory." We, Americans have never liked bowing to authority, never have, and probably never will. This also drives the resistance to American's acceptance of ID as fraud.... because we sooooo like conspiracy theories, and ID is full of them. They label all their opponents as "narrow-minded atheists, whose intellects are too narrow to conceive that the universe may have been designed." (In other words... "Darwinists are out to get them.") Evolution's dominance is "apparently" a conspiracy among scientists to shut-up dissenters. (Naturally this appeals to the American rebel spirit.) Sadly, despite the fact that Evolution has become as widely accepted among academics as the "theory" of gravity, according to the book "Why Darwin Matters", in a 2005 poll 42% of Americans hold strict creationist views that "living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time", a mere 48% of Americans believe in evolution in its entirity. Sad. Even worse, though all GOOD scientists know that a good scientific theory MUST be falsifiable (which ID is not), 64% of Americans said they were "open to the idea of teaching creationism in addition to evolution in public schools" and also "more than half or those individuals sid they think evolution should be REPLACED by creationism in biology classrooms. God! [Pun intended] why are so many evolution-believers silent on this issue? In order to have an educated society, we must confront creationism head-on and expose it to EVERYONE as the pseudoscience it is!!! If you're a member of facebook and want to get show your disgust with "Intelligent" Design Creationism, join my group "PAID: People Against Intelligent Design." This is a discussion, so feel free to add your thoughts and experiences. Have any of you had to battle a fundie head-on about evolution? Have you got any thoughts to share?