We seem to have quite a number of posters here who are happy to defend ID, as well as a number (myself included) who are happy to defend evolutionary theory.
I’m posting this as a kind of straw poll for people to state what they think the major claim of their own position is, and why they find it persuasive; and also what they think the major claim of the opposite position is, and why (if they do) they find it flawed.
It might be interesting to count the straw men standing by the end :) More to the point, it might stop us talking past each other quite so much, and perhaps understand the other side’s position a little more.
Full disclosure: I don’t think myself that the two positions are symmetrical. But I am constantly brought upn short by the realisation that ID proponents also perceive an assymmetry, but see it as the mirror image of mine. So I wait enlightenment