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Creationists, one sort of religious fanatics, have been driving the idea of "intelligent design" as a viable candidate against the scientific theory of evolution. What they haven't realized is that the word "theory" is used in its scientific meaning and in plain language it amounts to a fact as much as any fact is true. (Richard Dawkins has announced his newest book being published in the fall of 2009. The book will be called "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution". I can't wait! All his books are highly recommended for anybody looking for clear reasoning or interested in nature.)
The (former) creationists in America claim they don't want to deny evolution, they just want to schools to "teach the controversy". As if there really was a controversy! Intelligent design is as good an opposing theory to evolution as tooth fairies are to dentistry or, indeed the Stork Theory to sexual reproduction. See for yourself (with cameos by Richard Dawkins):
To explain the parody: The ID group made in 2008 a film called "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" trying to show how ID sympathetic scholars were persecuted and sometimes even expelled from their jobs because of their opinions. Without having seen the film, I can't really comment on it, but what I've heard from trustworthy sources, the film is of poor quality, it was done under false pretenses to gain interviews from real scientists and it has received a 10% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, which is rather a poor one.