I really like this. In my gut, the universe feels way way to cool and too - cleverly constructed - to be a random construct.
So I believe a creator - existing outside of time and space created the Universe. I truly believe that, which is a belief shared by many physicists who gaze in wonder at how everything works.
That said, the human body - marvelous as it is - seems to have lots of kludgy (details below) components to it. So I lack faith that the creator designed us in his/her image.
That said, intelligent design is about to happen in a big way. Humans completely redesigning our species.
CAS/CRISPR is like a word processor for DNA. And we 'humans' are now on the cusp of being 'post human'.
What happens when we erase disease - genetically? Health care changes to be more of a sports medicine thing
My primary fear (by far) is we figure out how to greatly extend lifespan too early in the process. That single technological advance would have a staggeringly destructive impact on population growth.
We need one partial generation of super humans - to jack our technology and aggregate wealth up by a factor of 10. That leap forward will open the solar system and maybe the galaxy - to humans.
And THEN AND ONLY THEN can we safely allow the widespread proliferation of longevity increasing techniques.
BABY CROWNING – A human baby has to realllllly squeeze through the birth canal. This often kills the baby, the mother, or both. Why are we built like this? Because walking upright favors narrow hips, while being smart favors big heads. Women’s hips are just barely wide enough to enable birthing big-headed babies. Usually. Good enough. Barely.
Might a better design solution have been possible? Sure – kangaroos!
CHOKING: Our air passages and food passages interconnect with sometimes fatal results. Other animals have separate passages and cannot choke to death on food.
THE EYE: Ah, the favorite of anti-evolutionists: “irreducible complexity” — “what good is an incomplete eye?”
A lot of good, actually. Dr. Hafer showed many examples of creatures with much more primitive light-sensitive organs which still provide them with survival advantages.
Meantime, the human eye is not so great after all. That screw-up designer of ours inexplicably put the wiring in front of the light-sensitive parts, blocking some of the light, and also bunched the optic nerve fibers to cause a blind spot. The result is that we can’t see well in dim light, and our brains must do a lot of “photoshop” type work to collate and make sense of the images, with resulting loss of information. Animals like squids have much better eye design. (And wouldn’t an intelligent design include a third eye in back of our heads?)
Science starts with a hypothesis and attempts to prove it and disprove it. It starts with observation and there are plenty of observations that 'could' support intelligent design. Is intelligent design the reality? I don't know. To dismiss it out of hand IS intellectual laziness.
Examples in support:
1 - if the gravitational constant is off by <<10% of its value, physics blows up (recollecting this from physics in college from 20-30 years ago. Same can be said for many of the 'fundamental' constants. How is it that they exist just right to allow for anything to exist?
2 - so many missing parts of evolution
I could go on with examples, but that doesn't fit your need to disprove religion. This is not about religion, it is about the truth, whichever it is vis a vis intelligent design.