Yesterday, the defense team danced through a list of renowned biologists -- Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould and Francis Crick included -- and offered quotes and book snippets from these biologists, showing that they can talk about religion and God without compromising their standing as scientists.
Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA researcher, suggested in a book that life could have been put on Earth by space aliens. That fits neatly into the intelligent design concept, whose supporters try not to identify the designer whom they believe is behind nature's complex machinery.
Regular readers of this blog will know that I believe that life was put on this planet by an alien being who has come to be known (somewhat disrespectfully, I think) as the Flying Spaghetti Monster. (At the very least this theory is equally as valid as Intelligent Design). Here is a drawing of His Noodlyness: