A recent biology paper inches up to the edge of design advocacy, without using the phrase “intelligent design.”
There are fundamental, unbridgeable chasms on either side, animal and machine. The capacity for creativity, for one thing, stands permanently outside the reach of algorithms.
Only a freely acting, designing agent resolves the mystery. Only such an agent creates, truly, ex nihilo.
There’s no danger of computers ruling us, but there is a peril in employing them to greatly magnify the impact of our own errors.
If the evidence is more suggestive of a creative enterprise like software engineering, that would have major implications.