The interpretation of the results as showing “latent” genetic capabilities has teleological overtones that are compatible with intelligent design.
I appreciate that Dr. Falk and his colleagues at BioLogos would like to engage in a productive “dialogue” with proponents of intelligent design.
Some defenders of evolutionary orthodoxy would have us believe that we’ve only found a handful of non-coding DNA sequences that have function.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have seen inaccurate descriptions of intelligent design from Professor McGrath.
There are various types of flagella, but all function like a rotary engine made by humans. Even non-ID scientists marvel at the complexity of these machines.