As a biology graduate student, I had seen first-hand some of the alleged evidence for the “fact” of common descent.
Our laws are made through a democratic process. These scientists are upset that democracy doesn’t empower scientists to dictate public policy.
There are things going on in cells that make sense only if a designing intelligence saw a need and planned for it in advance.
All of this calls to mind a comment from biologist John Mattick, a critic of the junk DNA paradigm.
He has a different take on imperfection, one more optimistic than one might expect from someone who writes about what’s wrong with us.