Cell processes are quick and efficient. They can even solve geometry problems in the dark without eyes or brains.
DNA is already known to be an ideal storage medium. Why not use cells to do the hard work?
Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes.
What’s bigger than a blue whale? Smaller than a virus? At the extremes and everywhere in between, life shows ingenious design.
I respect Coyne’s position, but, lacking his faith, I interpret this evidence more naturally as pointing to an ingenious mind.