So - to practically quote my reply, or a summary of a certain "error" I observe:
The error most people make is excluding us from everything else - like asking - "Is there intelligent life in the Universe?" Well, obviously there is.
"Is it anywhere ELSE than here?" would be a more correct question and the default answer - "no, don't be ridiculous, there are no bloody Aliens" is logically weak... If some phenomenon exists in the Universe - like intelligent life (humans) - it is much more likely that it can be also found elsewhere, since we can observe the repetition of the same structures throughout the Universe and also the universality of the laws.
The same with intelligent design (not what Creationists mean by it, but in the literal meaning): WE, as still inexplicable part of the inexplicable Universe are capable of planned creation and have self-conscious intelligence - so this is one of the attributes of the Universe, too... planned creation exists as part of the Universe in us! We are not outside observers - what we are are also the qualities of the Universe.
So denying the possibility that there is planned creation on a level above us (in the meaning like we are a level above the technology we create) is not too logical - it is merely positioning us "above" or "outside" the Universe... The religious usually say - that "atheists" want to be or act as Gods by denying God - by which they obviously hint at that - positioning Humans as the authority which measures Everything, not just the humble observers of ineffable All.
Does that make sense to you? What do you think of it?
This post has been edited by MrVortex: Sun Mar 13, 2011 01:44 PM