I have to ask BibleStudent and others who disagree to provide me with alternative explanations that both a) reasonably explain such things as naked mole rats and parasitic fungi in ants and eyelash mites as well as kitty cats and daisies and elephants, and b) provides a testable systemic method (other than the scientific one, I presume) to back up and verify the various claims being made.
INTELLIGENT DESIGN. Study it, research it, and learn it to the same extent that you have come to understand the ToE. To say that ID is incapable of offering an alternative explanation is blatantly dishonest. You don’t have to agree with it or accept it but, since the possibility of ID absolutely exists, outright dismissal of it as an alternative would suggest that you are the victim of presuppositions that have a stranglehold on you.
I have looked at it. I have read about Behe and irreducible complexity, I have done the same with Dembski and specified complexity. I have read articles promoting intelligent designers and a fine-tuned universe. Sadly for them, I wasn't born yesterday and none of their arguments make and sense when compared to the real world, which they purport to explain.
The intelligent design movement is a blatant effort to teach god stuff when there is no god stuff to teach. That is all it is. What it calls science, science calls ridiculous. Their science is bad, their math is bad, their understanding of finite possibilities is bad, their understanding of the capabilities of nature is bad. They so much want their view to be right that they are willing to make crap up so that it sounds good. This is not good science. It's not even science. And if you're impressed, it might mean that your standards are equally low, and that you'll fall for anything as long as it lets to keep your tiny little religious world.
Why would a god, making a world designed for us (fine-tuned universe) populate it not only with tiny lice that live harmlessly in the eyelids of 1/3 or the worlds population, but also parasitic worms that get into human eyes and blind us, leprosy, mosquitos, let alone malaria carrying mosquitos, rabies, poison snakes and spiders and toads and mushrooms, or poison oak? If you look closely, you'll see that each of those things affect believers and unbelievers at exactly the same rate. So it has nothing to do with punishing the evil in the world.
Evolution can explain each and every one of those things. Not because each was a planned outcome, but that each was a byproduct when certain organisms evolved. Be they parasitic worms or snakes that can kill with a bite. Each had a reason to evolve because it gave those specific organisms an advantage, and because of that advantage they lived to procreate more often than similar, non-poisonous or non-blinding or non-rotting. To explain poison oak via intelligent design or a fine-tuned universe is a tad bit silly.
There are different kinds of eyes on different kinds of critters. Octopi eyes are similar to human eyes, but we're not related. They evolved separately. Spiders have eyes. Flies have eyes. Very different from our own but still very effective. And biology can show how these various eyes evolved over time to be advantageous to the organism without springing into being suddenly, as Behe would want you to think.
If intelligent design has merit, it should be easy for it's proponents to demonstrate with astounding clarity a variety of biological and geological phenomena that have no other explanation. Not all scientists are atheists, and if there was soundness to any of their arguments, there would be scientists who would be able to verify, through science, such claims. You may not like where science has taken the facts, but it is a process that could just as effectively to prove intelligent design as it now proves current physics and biology and geology.
An finely tuned universe, even if applied just to earth, would have no cliffs to fall off of, shallow oceans so we couldn't drown, no dangerous critters, light trees and rocks so we couldn't get hurt when they fell or were thrown, be free of disease and allergies and injury, at least for the believers, and better weather. An undesigned universe would none of those things and more, and it does. We can prove it with one phrase. s**t happens.
If your beloved intelligent design movement has merit, tell us what it is. Right now those of us capable of being critical when we see faulty thinking assume otherwise. Note that I have just given you seven paragraphs telling you why I disagree with the concept. You gave me one short paragraph applauding your beloved concept, which I assume you expected to clearly convey your side of the story. Life is brief, but it's not so short that you can't take the time to give us a few examples of what specifically impresses you about intelligent design, and why. Until you can do something besides use the word liar over and over (and yes I know, my side uses the word too), you aren't going to be making much progress in converting this atheist to your side. Nor do much impressing me with your intellect.
Even for you, god operating in mysterious ways can cover just so much of reality. After that we have to look at other stuff. And we do. You loose in the process. What sort of real god would allow that?
Edit: Got a little careless in my last paragraph and had to come back and fix it. Such is life.