PBS aired a special Tuesday evening on the recent Intelligent Design trial that took place in Pennsylvania. I have been watching segments of the program and they did a spectacular job of explaining both sides of the trial; it is one of the best summaries of the trial I have seen.
Personally I don't really think this was a trial at all. Intelligent design is creationism, and creationism isn't science. It's really that simple.
Someone who argues for intelligent design is equivalent to standing in front of a stone wall and, noticing a stone missing in the wall, proclaiming that the entire wall does not exist. Just because we do not (yet) completely understand something does not mean that all that we do know is rubbish.
If you want to believe that the earth is 6,000 years old or that God just went *poof* and we appeared, be my guest. But if you try to teach my kid that crap it would be best if you sit down and keep quiet - and while you're sitting there being quiet, try reading a book.