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.
Darwinian evolution, even in its 21st-century form, fails the formidable task of explaining how the first enzyme arose.
The implication of design, while no doubt unintended, is so powerful it almost doesn’t need to be spelled out.
Complexity (such as we see in a pile of autumn leaves) can arise spontaneously from unguided natural processes, but complex specified information cannot.