Okay, first - I'm not a proponent of intelligent design. I do not think it's a valid scientific theory (it has no mechanism of change/design). Second, I could be wildly off on what I think I know, in which case, my apologies for the question.
My question is, I know that scientists manipulate the genes of organisms (both animals and crops we use as food). I think this could be considered legitimate intelligent design (right? I'm talking as opposed to looking at an organism and saying that this couldn't have evolved naturally, therefore it was intelligently designed).
So, mankind has modified organisms - outside of knowing we did this, can we tell they were intelligently created? If so, how? Can we tell when a genome has been altered?
Also, if I'm totally off base, please correct me.