To my suprise I found this fab forum on the ongoing debate on Intelligent Design vs Evolution and I thought I'd link to it here.
My two pence worth... Intelligent Design is Creationism but doesn't state who the Creator is...and is a belief. Evolution is a theory, which is in essence a belief too. Creationsim looks at the "why" whereas Science looks at the "how" and "what". I do not see these points to be mutually exclusive.
I believe in a Creator. How He created the world is something Science can observe and theorise on. If creation is observed through Darwin's theory then great... but if is not then why can't we debate it/challenge it?
Why? Because Intelligent Design is NOT scientific! It goes against the broad Scientific dogma. It seems to me that both camps (ID vs Evolution) are just as fundamentalist and dogmatic as each other... and this is why we will continue to go round in circles.
Thats why it comes down to belief. I look at my daughter's hand and think "what a great design"... I don't look at it and think it was the most practical means of fulfilling a role and that's why it hasn't changed.
In closing, I quote Dunninger...
For those that believe, no explanation is necessary. For those that do not, none will suffice.