It is not about whether you believe in God or not. It is about the conflict between science and a literal Genesis. It is about intolerant right-wing political extremism combined with a distorted third grade science devoted to the ideal that religious freedom is when you can force your ideas on others and that science is nothing more than an evil religion.
Intelligent design comprehends neither the implications of nature’s laws or the hundreds of years of history required for their step-by-step discovery. It is a matter of deception and intellectual fraud that one can freely pick and choose the portions of science that they believe in without consequences. In real science, all the pieces have to correspond and fit together in a comprehensive explanation. We must not confuse belief and independently measurable, verifiable fact.
Real science does not plagiarize and take out of context the work of scientists separated by a century, done for differing purposes, and having unrelated conclusions, for the purpose of tearing down science, while providing no alternative explanation.
Real science does not devise pseudo-scientific terms and equations embodying Newton’s laws for the purpose of denying Einstein’s relativity, astronomy and the age of the universe.
Real science ignores hoaxes about fossilized human and dinosaur tracks, and about finding dinosaur flesh and stomach contents. It is more than biology.
Left to intelligent design, we would have no electricity, electronics, television, radio and radar. Probability and statistics would be devoid of all rules, utility, and only be emotional.
Intelligent design contradicts legitimate science. Its history is religious though its teaching is not biblical. Americans need religion. They should fund their churches for released time religious study, separate from government. That is the way it was done in the past.