Here’s a comment I posted on the blog for the movie, ‘Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’.
Here’s a few thoughts from me as a Christian on the whole ID vs. evolution debate.
1. Truth: Christians and ID advocates must always be truthful and be known for their integrity. Never be afraid to admit scientific truths, because all the secondary causes come from the first cause who is God, and they cannot contradict each other if understood properly. Truth and integrity are characteristics of God Himself. Violate this, and they would become a counter-witness against the natural law that comes from God, which even atheists can recognize.
2. Galileo: Similar to the above. There’s a great misunderstanding of the Galileo affair. It was not so much about the Church interfering with science as Galileo interfering with theology. See http://www.catholiceducation.org/links/jump.cgi?ID=3113
3. Evolution: I think one key to resolving the conflict over evolution and ID is to recognize that at the most basic level, there is a universal ordering principle at work – the Logos through which all things were created. How the atoms are organized and interact with each other in a chemical reaction, for example, or how the physical forces are so finely balanced in the Universe (Anthropic Principle). Of course there is Intelligent Design in all this; there is an ordering principle at the very roots of creation – but it does not necessarily contradict with evolution as a chain of secondary causes.