On the Usefulness of Intelligent Design & Old Earth Creationism

I realize that the title of this post may surprise some of you, since you know that I am firmly Young Earth [that is, Biblical 6-day] Creationist. So let me re-affirm: The Bible plainly intends to relate an actual historical 6-day Creation and a worldwide Noachim Flood. Of course, on the other side of the…