The only thing that I see from the summary is that arrogant bastards, that "believe" the only possible explanation to life is a "magical" beginning and that life sprang forth from the dirt, should stop harassing others that disagree with them. I am referring to the upper echelon of academia. The oracles of mankind. They are so impressed with the ideas that they come up with that no one can prove them wrong. If they do get proven wrong....., oh, wait, they are never wrong (cough,cough).
I don't know for a FACT how life began. You don't know for a FACT how life began.
Let me repeat that.
I don't know for a FACT how life began. YOU don't know for a FACT how life began.
That is the only FACT about the debate. Don't sit there and act like people are not being harassed. Stop spouting your "theories" as "FACT".
ID is a thin mask for creationism. Agreed. Do you know how many theories of creationism are out there. ID just groups them up usually.
My belief is that God created the universe, I believe that he has the power to create it all in the matter of days. I don't know if he did it in days, just believe that he has that power. I believe that since then the universe has evolved or adapted to the changes per "design" It seems that there was a considerable amount of intelligence involved. Can I call that "Intelligent Design"? Possibly.
My belief or your belief does not matter. How does it change anything or effect scientific progress? Lets figure out how to move forward and stop telling everyone they are wrong as if you know for a fact.