ID Theory has nothing to do with creationism or a designer. There is no philosophical contemplation as to a designer any more than the Big Bang theory has anything to say about a banger.
It is impossible to complain about the “designer” of Intelligent Design Theory without resolving the “banger” inferred by the Big Bang Theory. One cannot deny there is a “banger” if they insist there is a designer, and vice versa.
The request is as absurd as requiring cosmologists to explain the nature of the Banger. To assert that Intelligent Design requires a Designer is as ridiculous as demanding it is impossible to have a Big Bang without a Banger. A designer cannot be imposed upon ID Theory without likewise imposing one on the Big Bang theory. The study of the Big Bang has nothing to do with what existed at Time = zero. The same is true with the origin of information. We study how information operates and increases towards greater biological complexity, and assert that an artificial intervention is involved in addition to unguided natural processes.
According to the Big Bang theory, at up to 1 x 10-43 seconds after the Big Bang, the universe expanded and began cooling from the Planck epoch. Gravitation began to separate from the fundamental gauge interactions: electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Big_Bang. The question is, WHAT EXISTED AT TIME = ZERO, just 1 x 10-43 of a second before? The answer to this question is the answer as to why ID Theory does not require a designer.
Little is known about the Planck epoch, and different theories propose different scenarios. General relativity predicts a gravitational singularity before this time, but under these conditions the theory is expected to break down due to quantum effects. Physicists hope that proposed theories of quantum gravitation, such as string theory, loop quantum gravity, and causal sets, will eventually lead to a better understanding of this epoch.
The reason why no matter or deity is required at Time = zero is because according to quantum mechanics and atomic physics, atomic particles zip in and out of existence from dimensions outside our universe. The same is the case for the origin of information that ID Theory studies, http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-scientists-erase-energy.html.
As an ID proponent, I was very interested to understand how quantum particles are related to be a possible source of CSI. I have also always been a lifelong fan of string theory, which is now “M” Theory. It is my prediction the Complex Specified Information (CSI) that was discovered by William Dembski is entering our universe from elsewhere in the cosmos via quantum particles. I base this prediction upon the fact that genomic information is leaking into our universe from an outside source because scientists cannot discern where the information is otherwise originating.
Almost every biologist I have ever come across has no speculation as to where genetic information originates. The prevailing view in origin of life studies is that of chemicals simply replicating on their own with no assistance from an outside source. I reject this idea in favor that the question is resolved via quantum physics.
Brian Greene: The universe on a string: