Don’t burden your great research program with Darwin’s mid-1800s view of biology (or any modified descendant of Darwin’s general premise).
Why does the universe have to be on so grand a scale of space and time? Why does God require such an imposing canvas?
The Saturday Morning Lectures series recently featured an excellent presentation by Dr. David Sivak.
Any progress toward life would be lost if a fully functional cell did not emerge within a reasonably short period of time.
When one takes all the evidence together, a better explanation for our finely tuned place in the cosmos is a fine-tuner, a designing intelligence.