Any appeal to accidental processes to accomplish an unbelievable coincidence is really just an appeal to unbelievable coincidence.
Leisola, of course, is a Finnish bioengineer who realized through his work that life could not have assembled itself through unguided processes.
The changes involved in adapting a generic mammalian template into a whale are certainly not all simple, independent, single-letter changes.
Design advocates have the advantage of looking at both sides of the origins debate.
None of these discussions are relevant to whether Adam and Eve existed, but they are relevant to intelligent design.