Don’t burden your great research program with Darwin’s mid-1800s view of biology (or any modified descendant of Darwin’s general premise).
The Saturday Morning Lectures series recently featured an excellent presentation by Dr. David Sivak.
The theory of intelligent design understands living systems to be engineered systems.
Mathematician Granville Sewell describes how atheists often argue that scientists cannot appeal to design since they cannot explain the origin of the designer.
Much of the difficulty here arises in the differing standards that different disciplines have for what constitutes an “explanation.”