In a recent post at the Uncommon Descent blog, we are assured that ID is not an apologetic. Rather, it is science. Here is how they explain it:
We find ourselves in a world of conscious beings, inventing, creating, thinking, and planning. Yet science, so far, has dealt only with the unplanned and automatic portions of it. In my view, there is a lot missing, and ID, by taking agency as a real causal force, can appropriately extend science to take into account agency as a causative force.
So there we have it. A case has been made for the god intelligent designer of the gaps, as part of the ID apologetic science.