Joined: May 2002
It occurred to me that ID and sympathetic magic probably share a common psychological basis. In sympathetic magic, it is believed that there is a link between A and B because A shares properties with B. For example, a voodoo doll shares appearance with a person, so a link is supposed to exist between them, and harming the doll is supposed to harm the person. (There is more to it than that, but that is enough for illustration.)
With ID, life and machines share some properties in common, such as moving parts and a certain amount of complexity. That is enough to suggest a link between them, which leads to the idea of designers for both.
I think I'm overanalyzing the situation. Probably the psychology behind ID is much more basic, and I don't need to draw in sympathetic magic. But you wanted the bullitin board tested, so I had to write something.