Here is an interesting piece by science fiction reviewer, Annalee Newitz who, in “In recent sci-fi, intelligent design is truth”, needs to convince herself that, generally, science fiction based on an intelligent design premise is an attempt to disprove it. Or something:
What these authors are doing is even more tricky, if you look at their work as a sneaky critique of ID theory. Essentially they’re saying, “Let’s invent a universe where ID is truth. Oh, that would be the universe that science will build for us.” And ultimately, in these novels, the Designer is not a God or even gods, but instead a whole bunch of sentient creatures harnessing the power of science and technology to design worlds and bodies intelligently.
Well, what if … whatever.