It is an interesting finding, but as Wells explains, it is far from the first problem discovered with the experiment, nor the most serious one.
The Christian or Jewish theistic evolutionist actually goes a step further than arch-atheist Richard Dawkins.
Is intelligent design true? And is it worth expending the energy to defend it against powerful opposition?
Evolution’s grand tree-of-life story requires constructive evolution, not more and more cases of organisms tossing parts overboard.
The origin of the first life required not merely design, but an ingenious designing intelligence far beyond that of our smartest origin-of-life researchers.