Perhaps the biggest evolutionary development in the course of the experiment involved some bacteria beginning to feed on citric acid.
An “engineering theory of evolution” might be one way of expressing what the ID proponents who participated in the CELS event were seeking.
This year a new article by Silvestro et al. (2021), “Fossil data support a pre-Cretaceous origin of flowering plants,” was published.
For my part, I think it’s better to approach the data without assumptions and to let the evidence speak for itself.
In this workshop-like setting, a group of 60 biologists, engineers, medical practitioners, and researchers from related disciplines assembled for three days.