What is the "Intelligent Design" theory?

Is it good science, or just "religion dressed up in a lab coat"?  

This is short video giving a clear and succinct description of scientific theory of Intelligent Design.  It uses a form of logical reasoning, called "the inference to the best explanation" that we use almost every day of our lives.

This clip is taken from Ben Stein's "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed", an expose of the academic censorship, persecution, and dishonesty that exists within the ranks of american academia.

Intelligent design is rejected as a starting assumption by most naturalistic and atheistic scientists, though it is itself a rigorous and thoroughly researched scientific hypothesis.  The fact that it may lead to metaphysical implications, should not be taken as an excuse to dismiss it out of hand.

Besides all this, this documentary demonstrates some of the anti-scientific, mythical, and presumptive assumptions of Neo-Darwinists and Evolutionists.