Today, I moderated a discussion on a debate between John Lennox and Peter Atkins (Atheist). Atkins and perhaps all of the atheists acknowledge that we are surrounded by the appearances of (intelligent) design. However, Atkins maintained that once we study the sciences, we find better explanations for design than ID.
However, what scientific facts are able to overthrow the design (ID) hypothesis? Evolution is generally cited, but even if macro-evolution happened, how does the atheist discount the possibility that God might have had a hand in directing evolution? They cannot!
This means that the ubiquitous appearances of design are still best explained by our senses, which acknowledge a Designer.