A key characteristic of life is active transport: control over what enters and exits the cell. Closer looks reveal exquisite “selectivity filters” with moving parts that make active transport work.
No better advertisements for intelligent design exist than works written by establishment scientists that unintentionally make design arguments.
That framing is backwards, or perhaps upside-down, probably in order to make the paper by Granville Sewell sound unreasonable.
A helpful formulation comes from podcaster Scott Adams, of “Dilbert” fame, who comments entertainingly on the political scene.
As imaging techniques approach nanometer resolution, the detailed workings of molecular mechanisms reveal precision engineering designs.