I just got back from seeing the new movie release "Expelled" which is a documentary exposing the militant culture of supression regarding Intelligent Design in the scientific community.
In a "million years", I never would have imagined that Ben Stein could get the author of "The God Delusion", Richard Dawkins to speak favorably about I.D. (Intellignet Design). Yet, that is what I witnessed in his interview.
Basically, he said that Intellignet Design could be legitimately (in his opinion of course) discussed as a viable explanation for the complexity of life under the following scenario: And, that is if it is presented in the context of aliens coming to our planet and engineering our current life forms and seeding our planet. And he continues, if the aliens themselves were the result of darwinism processes who were seeded from other aliens who themselves were products of evolution, who themselves were seeded by aliens .... and so on, etc., etc., etc.
In other words, the world's formost "intelligent" atheist blesses discussion on Intelligent Design if it comes from flying spaghetti monsters from outer space but pronounces the discussion not worthy if the intelligence comes from God!