Way'da go at taking the thread off coarse, mod included.
Obvious absence of 'intelligent design' here...
Scientists and historians both need to be much more critical in their deductions, too much is taken on the word of others that aren't actually deserving of such credence. This video is a great example: just because it's title contains the word "science" the majority of it's viewers will most likely not bother to validate the assertions made within. No word, not even that of a "scientist", should ever over-power an individual's internal evaluation of truth.
Mankind itself is behind most of the plagues that it suffers from. Is politics a religion or a science?
Well, I seen a political science class that I avoided like the plague, I prefer anarchy. My observation led me to believe that people treat politics just like religion, fanatical. Their leader could cut a baby in half in front of them, and most will all make up reasons why the baby needed to be cut in half. Most people have lost the ability of critical thinking and most just rely on the crap coming from TV and take it all as 'gospel', anyone that questions it wears tinfoil hats. Anyway, both religion and politics are just systems of control for the many, in the hands of a few.
This is the big reason I have a hard time with ID. Seems to me they are just trying to keep God relevant in a scientific world where more and more people are just refusing to drink the fluoride (oops, tinfoil hat off). I have yet to read or be shown anything that would make me think ID is anything more than being asked to have faith, again. If I look a potato chip long enough, I am sure I will see the Virgin Mary or whatever else I wanted to see. Sorry, all I see is a potato chip.