Darwin’s “abominable mystery” is not only very much alive and kicking, but it also suggests intelligent design.
An “engineering theory of evolution” might be one way of expressing what the ID proponents who participated in the CELS event were seeking.
I won’t recap the splendid work Emily Reeves has already done here in dissecting the TEDx talk from a scientific angle.
Social exclusion via refusal to engage is probably the most powerful and effective means of controlling the debate about origins within science.
Some defenders of evolutionary orthodoxy would have us believe that we’ve only found a handful of non-coding DNA sequences that have function.