There are three views of the origin of the universe. Most people think there are only two because they lump Intelligent Design in with Biblical Creationism. Intelligent Design is not the same as Biblical Creationism. Intelligent Design tells us there is a designer, but it makes no claims as to who that designer is. Biblical Creationism tells us the Judeo-Christian God is the designer and creator.
I read a very good and interesting comparison of Intelligent Design and Evolution on the Intelligent Design The Future website. It says:
Intelligent design is an inference from the empirical data, Darwin’s theory of evolution is an inference from a belief about God.
In other words, Intelligent Design first starts with the evidence and concludes there must a designer/creator. Evolution starts with a belief there is no God and then tries to interpret the evidence to fit that belief. Evolution begins with a belief and that is why the theory of evolution is modified every time new evidence is found. Evolutionists do not allow the evidence to dictate the conclusion; they try to make the evidence fit the preconceived conclusion. Intelligent Design follows the evidence.
That leaves Biblical Creationism. Biblical Creationism starts with The Bible, God’s revealed word, and interprets the evidence based on what we know in The Bible. Since God’s word is true, the evidence will support what The Bible tells us. Not a single piece of evidence ever discovered has caused The Bible to be modified. The Bible was written thousands of years ago and all the evidence ever collected has fit perfectly – not a single piece of contradictory evidence has been found.
Evolution is clearly unscientific since it does not allow the conclusions to be made from the evidence. Intelligent Design is better since it does follow the evidence. Biblical Creationism is best because it is based on God’s word and thus is true.