Most studies simply infer or invent some story about the evolution of a gene without any experimental tests.
Molecular clocks are a relatively simple concept.
David Barash is an evolutionary biologist known for delivering a yearly talk to his students disabusing them of the idea that science can be reconciled with religious faith.
By all means, if they’re discovering new common ground with ID, warmly welcome these good people and thoughtful scientists aboard.
Any appeal to accidental processes to accomplish an unbelievable coincidence is really just an appeal to unbelievable coincidence.