"Intelligent Design" is supported by some of the dumbest people on the planet. That would pretty much doom it to irrelevance but for the fact that many politically devious leaders are using it as yet another weapon in the Culture Wars.
In reaction, many highly intelligent folks have defended true science with great vigor. Of course, being defeated by logic and honest debate has never slowed down religious fanatics. Fortunately, as if by divine intervention, one religion has spawned another. In reaction to the Kansas School Board's attempts to force creationism on innocent children, an entirely new theology, based upon a Flying Spaghetti Monster, has taken shape. FSM followers are called "Pastafarians."
May His Noodly Appendage bless you. Or your car.