In effect, protein engineers are using the power of random change plus intelligent design to see what if anything will improve function.
Human cloning has been accomplished, but the field remains generally stalled because of a shortage of human eggs.
It’s worth engaging him, since Swamidass is the relatively rare critic of ID who works at tackling arguments for design in a substantive fashion.
A central problem for theories of unguided evolution has always been the challenge of building complex biological novelties.
Basically, it’s a how-to guide for sugarcoating evolutionary dogma in the science classroom.