I wouldn't start this conversation, but you asked for people's opinions.
I have tried to view the universe as it is, rather than as it seems or as someone tells me...even before I had heard of Buddhism. This practice led me to being agnostic. Moreover, nothing I have ever observed led me to believe that a god or gods affect my life in any way. Modern science presents the most realistic view of things that is possible, for example the Earth is round and orbits the Sun.
Nothing in my experience indicates any intelligence controls or created the Universe. Intelligent design is a Christian idea to argue that the Christian God created man and all living things, instead of evolution. As an agnostic, I admit there may be a god or gods, without any particular religion in mind, but rather creating and ruling the entire Universe for everyone's benefit (or not). Furthermore, if a god or gods exist, they used evolution to to create and evolve life.
AFAIK evolution has not been proven by science, yet
. Nonetheless, there are many many examples that indicate evolution is occurring, and most scientists believe it is an essential part of life, including Francis Collins. Collins is the physician-geneticist who led the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health. He is an evangelical Christian who shares my belief in evolution.
See: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/opin ... 659d.html/
HHDL: "My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims."