Clearly a naturalistic bias is at work here and imposes a limit on the spectrum of alternative explanations that is even considered to be permissible.
Khan’s unspoken corollary: anyone who expresses skepticism about evolution is an enemy of civilization.
As the biomimetics movement accelerates, scientists keep providing more and more examples of intelligent design in organisms great and small.
It’s fine to search through random results for an outcome you’re aiming for. Just don’t call it Darwinian evolution.
An attribute of a good sci-fi story is that it should open new vistas for the imagination while, at the same time, not requiring the reader to put up with the preposterous.