Darwin’s “abominable mystery” is not only very much alive and kicking, but it also suggests intelligent design.
Most in the science world wouldn’t have the guts or the generosity or the adventurousness to praise a book about intelligent design that way.
Perhaps the biggest evolutionary development in the course of the experiment involved some bacteria beginning to feed on citric acid.
An “engineering theory of evolution” might be one way of expressing what the ID proponents who participated in the CELS event were seeking.
This year a new article by Silvestro et al. (2021), “Fossil data support a pre-Cretaceous origin of flowering plants,” was published.