Some interesting posts here.
For me, I understand that evolution makes some sense, small changes, lots of time and the progress is made from simple to complex.
However, intelligent design makes far more sense to me when you actually look at the actual universe, the creativity, the ingenuity, the multi faceted beauty and complexity and inter workings.
I come back to the analogy of watching a TV that is not tuned in. Watch for a long time and you will just see grey noise. You can watch all day and night and see just more of the same, pure randomness. Watch a lifetime or an eternity even and no change, more grey noise. It makes sense to me that randomness leads to more randomness, not order. You will never see a picture of a tree, or a dog or the sun setting over Ipanema beach.
Jeff: It keeps coming back to the 'Who created the creator?'
Indeed, you know my answer to that already but I still understand the feeling behind the question.
Atheists are posed similar questions which they similarly claim are inherently nonsensical.
What happened before time began? Where does space exist?
Personally, as I have got to know the Creator I see His character all over creation, His fingerprint, His imprint. Any artist can be identified by their work once you get to know the artist or the work of the artist. Jesus is THE Creator, Artist, the Scientist, the Inventor, the Musician, the Poet, the Comedian, the Chef, the Loving friend etc.