“I believe that God created the known universe, the earth and everything in it, including man. And I also believe that someday scientists will come to see that only the theory of intelligent design provides even a remotely rational explanation for the known universe.” — Mike Pence, Republican Candidate for Vice President
“Intelligent Design” is not science, and thus is not useful for knowing what is.
My devout Christian friend John Congdon says:
“Intelligent design” is a very specific pseudoscientific theory claiming that because some biological structures are “irreducibly complex” and therefore cannot have evolved from simpler organisms or structures, they are therefore evidence of a “intelligent designer”, presumably (let the reader understand) the Judeo-Christian God. It is both bad science and bad theology.
Believing that God created everything that is, on the other hand, is a philosophical and theological statement, not a scientific one.