The reason this evidence of “fine-tuning for discovery” is so satisfying to me is not just because it defeats the anthropic principle.
William Dembski offers insightful analysis about how we could go about determining whether the virus was designed.
There is no substitute for independent thinking about science, whether you hold a science PhD or not.
I won’t recap the splendid work Emily Reeves has already done here in dissecting the TEDx talk from a scientific angle.
He also answers another objection, namely that our uniform experience with designing minds is that minds are embodied in material brains.