The Quarterly Review of Biology has this review of the recent book Chaos and Life: Complexity and Order in Evolution and Thought, by Richard Bird. The review's author is mathematician Ethan Akin.
The review is well-done and makes the book sound interesting, but unpersuasive. However, Akin closes his review with the following strange remark:
Finally, for those who prefer their speculation without mathematical varnish, I recommend instead the much maligned Intelligent Design crowd. Michael Behe (Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. 1996. New York: Free Press) and Philip Johnson (Darwin on Trial. 1991. Downer's Grove (IL): Inter Varsity Press) seem to me to be clear about the Darwinism they are attacking. Perhaps for that reason, I find their criticisms more thought provoking.
I agree that the criticisms raised by ID folks are thought-provoking, which, indeed, is the reason I spend so much time thinking about them. I think you can learn a lot about real science by thoroughly understanding fallacious arguments. But I don't see a whole lot of speculation in ID writing. Mostly I see a lot of poorly-reasoned attacks against biology and slurs against biologists. Darwin on Trial is especially egregious in this regard. From Akin's description, it sounds like Bird provides some interesting arguments about the relative importance of self-organization and natural selection in evolution. That is an interesting topic, and one about which reasonable people can disagree. There is nothing comparably interesting in the ID literature.
And if in your ID reading you encounter the work of William Dembski, you find that some ID proponents love to lard their work with meaningless mathematical babble. Akin criticizes Bird for garbling certain mathematical topics. The ID folks are guilty of the same sin.