The “hierarchy” that Dawkins is referring to in the video is the tree of life that evolutionary biologists can generate.
The interpretation of the results as showing “latent” genetic capabilities has teleological overtones that are compatible with intelligent design.
Over the past few years, I’ve seen ID critics advance some wild and amusing conspiracy theories about the reasons for my departure and absence.
If the evidence is more suggestive of a creative enterprise like software engineering, that would have major implications.
I’m reminded again that the Bradley Center’s Robert Marks, among many other distinctions, was born to podcast.