Re: Alternative Facts
"...reminds me of 'Intelligent Design' and that other bit of bunkum 'Creationism'"
You're really talking about 'origin stories' which exist in all cultures. People in the past needed some kind of explanation for the unexplainable, so they made up stories that covered the known facts.
Now we have science to explain better about our world and where it came from, but that same science has revealed deeper levels to the puzzle of our primary origin. Once we consider the moment of the Big Bang we are on our own again, just like our ancestors were.