ok try watching it without thinking this is ID's attempt at crushing evolution (which it isn't) it is an atttempt to start a propper debate without scientists fearing reprimand for agreeing with an alternative view, ID doesn't necessarily equate to the abrahamic view of how it all began there are other possibilities which can't be looked at because there is not enough people looking at the question due to the reprisals.
From memory i think most of those scientists are Fundemental Christians. However ID doesnt have to mean Theism, i agree here. However it still falls apart even if you claim it as Deism since it doesnt explain anything and stops people asking questions to explain said problem
Take the origin of the universe. We can either say an intelligence did it or we can be honest and say "we dont know" and investigate that. The scientific mainstream admits they dont know and are working to discover the secret. The IDers claim they already know through intelligent design, although there is no proof so it falls back onto faith and hence its a personal conviction and not scientific knowledge
I don't actually agree with ID as it stands, but science works by having a question and working out ways of answering that question (premiss) and then seeing if this or these are correct or not in anyway shape or form, not thats wrong because it means a god exists, or teaching that would stunt growth, which arent arguments but a distraction from actually addressing the question. which they don't acctually want to answer because it would mean being wrong about something pottentially
a monkey throwing poop still gets poop on himself, and that thinking in and of itself stunts learning.
But by saying god or some intelligence did it doesnt explain anything. The only scientific and honest way is to admit "we dont know" and apply the scientific method to find out. Saying that a god did it is ending the race before you began because you already claim an answer to the question while real science starts with the question and tries to find the answer
Intelligent design and the like belong in the realms of religion and philosophy class not science class, where Iders want it to be
And yes the film was an attempt to promote ID at the expense of Evolution by the film trying to equate the theory with the holocaust and totalitarian communist governments. Ben Stein has also gone onto deny evolution, i think on the grounds of not enough evidence as well as the above mentioned
Stein: …Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.
As i said, religious creationist propaganda, need i say more?