Do the authors of the study think this is intelligently designed? They almost say so.
I will discuss the distinctive aspects of coronaviruses specifically, and review the outbreaks that have been caused by this family of viruses.
When combatting disease-causing pathogens, we don’t use the idea that Darwinian evolution is of unlimited creativity. Just the opposite!
Cicadas and dragonflies use an exquisitely engineered “bed of nails” on their wings to disarm and neutralize bacteria.
Evolution is good at creating niche advantages by breaking things; it isn’t good at building fundamentally novel forms.