If you believe evolution is false, why did God or The Designer create all those intermediate species?

Fundamentalist Creationists (and Intelligent Design proponents) say that creatures appear suddenly with no precursors. So intermediate species are not needed. Only evolution demands intermediate forms. At his time, Darwin hadn't yet seen many intermediate species, but he predicted we would find them. And we... show more Fundamentalist Creationists (and Intelligent Design proponents) say that creatures appear suddenly with no precursors. So intermediate species are not needed. Only evolution demands intermediate forms. At his time, Darwin hadn't yet seen many intermediate species, but he predicted we would find them. And we have found them in vast numbers.

So... why did the supernatural Creator/Designer create so very many intermediate forms, with gradual tranformations from one major form ("kind") to the next?

Over 90% of all species that ever lived are now extinct. But neither divine creation or intelligent design work by trial and error. Only evolution works by trial and error.

If a creator can just create a species, why were so many intermediate forms created?

If a designer can just design a species, why were there so many failed (extinct) attempts?

Supporting Examples:

Nice readable document about the fossil evidence of continuous transformations from one species to the next:
http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/...

Reptile to Mammal Transition:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynodont
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrinaxodon

Reptile to Bird Transition:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yixianosaurus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeopteryx

And my personal favorite. To test evolutionary theory, scientists identified a gap in the transition from fish to amphibian, determined when it would have lived and where it would have lived, then they went out to find examples of the missing species. They found 5 examples - evolution passed the test:
http://tiktaalik.uchicago.edu/searching4Tik.html
(click the 'next' button to page through this easy-to-follow story)

Good video of presentation by biologist on intermediate species:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9a-lFn4hqY

Here is a great video addressing the false claim that there are no transitional fossils:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfoje7jVJpU&feature=PlayList&p=258CAE2F4546AA95&index=8
Update: It's a sincere question - I'd like the creationist/ID interpretation of the hundreds of transitional fossils.
Update 2: Fireball - Creationism and Intelligent Design are faith-based, so this is the right section to ask. Can someone who is a creationist or ID proponent please explain why the Creator/Designer made all these in-between species? I'd like to understand why the Creator/Designer seemed to evolve life through trial... show more Fireball - Creationism and Intelligent Design are faith-based, so this is the right section to ask.

Can someone who is a creationist or ID proponent please explain why the Creator/Designer made all these in-between species? I'd like to understand why the Creator/Designer seemed to evolve life through trial and error.
Update 3: Fancier_rmv04: Archaeopteryx is more closely related to this dinosaur than to a bird. You're a little behind on your paleotology: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/saurischia/maniraptora.html. But there is no denying it shares both reptile (dinosaur) and bird characteristics - that is not in dispute. ... show more Fancier_rmv04: Archaeopteryx is more closely related to this dinosaur than to a bird. You're a little behind on your paleotology:
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/sa...

But there is no denying it shares both reptile (dinosaur) and bird characteristics - that is not in dispute.

So why was it created, and why is it extinct?
Update 4: Mr. B: The Intelligent Design textbook "Of Pandas and People" says that new species "appear" without transitional forms. You should read it. And your "bomb in a mountain doesn't make a cathedral" analogy fails utterly. Two cathedrals can't get together and create a litter... show more Mr. B: The Intelligent Design textbook "Of Pandas and People" says that new species "appear" without transitional forms. You should read it.

And your "bomb in a mountain doesn't make a cathedral" analogy fails utterly. Two cathedrals can't get together and create a litter of baby cathedrals - life is different.

If you accept evolution, as you do in your answer, then you know that small undirected changes over time DO lead to significant changes in species. So you already know that life evolved from simpler life through natural processes. Something no building can do.

But let's say you're right and there *IS* an intelligent designer directing evolution, then why did he/she/it guide evolution into millions of dead ends over the past 3 billion years?
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