On Creationism

I’ve always maintained that hypothesizing an intelligent creator to explain as yet unfathomable phenomena serves no purpose. On the Skeptic’s Dictionary’s Intelligent Design page, I found this quote by Richard Dawkins that echoes my thoughts:

To explain the origin of the DNA/protein machine by invoking a supernatural Designer is to explain precisely nothing, for it leaves unexplained the origin of the Designer. You have to say something like 'God was always there', and if you allow yourself that kind of lazy way out, you might as well just say 'DNA was always there', or "Life was always there', and be done with it.