80 years later, nothing has changed
Intelligent design is just another means of disguising creationism to make it sound a little less religious, but it still relies upon the assumption that there is a higher being guiding evolution. One does not have to be an atheist or agnostic to see how intelligent design is religion, rather than science. (Although I might be approaching borderline agnosticism, I am definitely not an atheist. However, even when my level of belief was higher, I could still see the difference between religion disguised as science and actual science.) Science requires testable, falsifiable hypotheses. Intelligent design contains none, as there is no way of ever proving or (more importantly) of disproving the existence of this "higher" force that is supposedly guiding evolution. (Just as an intelligent design advocate what piece of evidence it would take to prove intelligent design false, and you'll see what I mean.) Intelligent design starts with a hypothesis and then seeks to line up evidence to support it, rather than being a hypothesis that derives from scientific observation and experimentation and then can be tested. Belief in such a higher being or force is a matter of faith, not science, and should not be passed off as science. Teaching intelligent design is just another way for fundamentalists to force public schools to teach children their specific religious beliefs, which are not even shared by all (or probably even most) Christians.