Don’t kick sand in the face of a wildebeest by joking that it looks like it was made by a committee. It might flex its muscles and charge.
Genetics is now a subset of epigenetics, in which multiple dynamic molecules play key roles in homeostasis.
We know they are just molecular machines, but some proteins appear to have uncanny abilities to sense a situation and make decisions.
Anomalocaris is one of the many extraordinary creatures that emerge during the Cambrian explosion (~530 million years ago), seemingly without clear precursors.
As a geneticist, I have been “preaching” exactly this non-Darwinian kind of evolution and speciation since 1986.