Hi still learning,
Okay, that helps. The basic view of ID is that there is evidence of intelligent design in features of the natural world - usually meaning the biological world. There are differing views within the ID camp. Mike Gene would be at one extreme. He favors the hypothesis that somebody designed the first living organisms, and designed them so that they would tend to evolve in a certain direction by neo-Darwinian means. Mike Gene is probably a Christian, and probably thinks that God would be the designer. But he doesn’t think there is sufficient evidence to determine the identity of the designer. Michael Behe is a Catholic, who was a theistic evolutionist, and became convinced that intelligent designer occurred not only in the origin of life, but also throughout the course of evolution. He believes that the designer is God, but again, he thinks the evidence is insufficient to determine the identity of the designer. I think most of the people at the Discovery Institute would be Old Earth creationists. But not all. Paul Nelson, for example, is a YEC. Most ID proponents are Christians, though there are some Jews, Muslims, and agnostics. I prefer to think of myself as somebody who tries to follow Jesus…rather imperfectly, I’m afraid.
I would add that I think most ID proponents think there is insufficient evidence to determine who the designer is, though most of them believe it is God.