If it seems that intelligent design is a better explanation than naturalistic evolution maybe we are living in a "simulated reality" made by "aliens" (who might look just like us but I call them "alien" because we can't see them or their world unless they have revealed sometings such as their non-matrixized form by presenting that in our simulated reality).
The gods don't know we exist?
So one solution to the problem of evil, is that these "gods" (progs) just don't care about us. But the new idea is that they have not solved the mind-body problem, thus they are not aware that we are sentient.
Verily I say! It seems that we may create a reality simulator for: research, gaming/entertainment/fantasy, but when the AI of the organisms in the simulator become so realistic we may (inadvertently) create sentient organisms without knowing what the programmatic/neural correlate of consciousness/sentience actually is. The game devs will, of course, scoff at the idea that this AI could be sentient/conscious for this should imply the AI had rights/needs and this would restrict them as biotech is restricted by animal/human welfare. But then the marketing/propaganda department will want people to believe these android/animaloid/programs are sentient so they will buy them for to have fwends. This is the only way some pweepol can haz fwends :_(