Some ideologies (such as Darwinism) wrap themselves in the mantle of science even though they lack — or are inconsistent with — the evidence.
The interpretation of the results as showing “latent” genetic capabilities has teleological overtones that are compatible with intelligent design.
The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power.
If anyone is worrying, it is Coyne and his fellow Darwinists, alarmed at the defection of a stellar intellect like Gelernter.
Of course, an allergy to conceding error is not unique to ID opponents, but it is typical of them.