Some notables have come to an ID default position based entirely upon a "mind game". This is no different than the same beliefs that are expressed on the TV Series entitled "ANCIENT ALIENS".
The alienistas conclude "going in" that aliens ere the source of everything that pretty much defines civilization , architecture, and technology. WHY?---because the aliens guys dont want inform themselves of details of pre-history that actually disagree with thwir "aliens did it" worldview.
For example, they assign alien intervention in the building of mega artifacts like the pyramids. They dont take the time to learn that these structures have a long , recordable (and datable) history of aborted "first attempts" and incorporation of these lessons learned into subsequent structures.
This same mentality abides within the ID folks's worldviews.
Just as the "aliens did it" folks have no real convincing counter evidence, neither do the ID schools of "thought".
They go from "god did it" to "we better not say that god did it out ;loud", to "no god did it but we better search around for evidence that supports this preconceived notion" (That is the present derived position of the Discovery Institute-after having gone through a systematic PURGING of all things religious from their "Office" for the Advancement of Science and Culture)
Where our friend frequently goes off track is his unwillingness to actually look at some of the evidence regarding the origins of life on the planet. He has some beliefs that he wishes to share but has , after presenting his beliefs avoided follow-on discussions with me and others. Hes been pretty specific to say" I dont want to listen to your stories "(assuming that I made em up), and he specifically does NOT wish to acknowledge or know about the history of the modern ID movement.Its as if all this were somehow a bit of blasphemy.