Proponents of intelligent design would agree that biology is imperfect and biomedicine should be encouraged to cure diseases and fix problems.
Neil Thomas, a professor and member of the British Rationalist Association, was a committed Darwinist and agnostic.
Darwin’s “abominable mystery” is not only very much alive and kicking, but it also suggests intelligent design.
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.