Truth, beauty, and goodness are abstract concepts that correspond to our deepest desires. They are not likely to have evolved by a neo-Darwinian process.
“Without Hegel there would have been no Darwin,” Pearcey explains.
This is one key issue on which proponents of ID and of theistic evolution differ.
A biologist in our network worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. He recounted how about a quarter of the postdocs he encountered were at least sympathetic to design arguments.
In effect, protein engineers are using the power of random change plus intelligent design to see what if anything will improve function.