It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
The organizers accepted my abstract for a talk about “The Return of Teleology to the Natural Sciences.”
“ID is one of the foundational ideas in the history of civilization. It has deep roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions and among non-Christian thinkers.”
There is a classical proof of God’s existence that uses universal concepts such as mathematics, proposed most prominently by St. Augustine.
Some modern archaeologists have even gone so far as to claim that the archetype of the Great Mother has been a mythic universal.