The point of this post is not to attack creationism or intelligent design but to ask my readers a few things to consider.
My humble opinion is that while there is a good following of Intelligent design and Creationism, these are still not scientific models of any kind. Many supporters of creationism and ID assert that evolution has problems. I agree it does, but they are not what the critics of evolutionary biology think they are. A lot of anti-evolution among Christians is because most often evolution is misrepresented and demonized. The worst of all misconceptions is that evolution makes man come from monkeys. No.
EVOLUTION DOES NOT SAY MAN CAME FROM MONKEY.
IT SAYS, APES AND HUMANS HAD A COMMON ANCESTOR AND THAT ANCESTOR WAS NEITHER APE NOR MONKEY.
A lot of physical scientific theories are always open to change. Because the more we find out the more we learn. Evolution is the only mechanism that fits the scientific standard. And please do not at once revert to, fossils and observations, you have to see that there is a theoretical side of a theory and what it predicts and that is also what makes a good theory solid.
Lets me ask you, a good theory predicts what it observes or hope to prove so:
what can creation specifically predict as a model?
what can intelligent design specifically predict as a model?
Evolution predicts that we have missing fossils, which we we find from time to time. And it predicts a lot of other things too which are actually testable.(http://chem.tufts.edu/answersinscience/evo_science.html)
In fact I would go and even say that even if there are no transitioning fossils to support evolution, evolution still would be a good theory compared to Intelligent design because this mechanism CAN define the diversity of life.
Evolution can, like all theories make false predictions too and when it does it is more refined and that is just how science works. But there is truth in its predictions too and when they are tested, they add to the over all support of the theory.
Intelligent design is not science to even begin with, its a philosophical take on origins. I see it as a philosophical argument not a scientific one and should not be compared to evolution at all.
I suggest reading this paper by Theodosius Dobzhansky, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”.