This is one key issue on which proponents of ID and of theistic evolution differ.
Recently I had the opportunity to hear Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer provide an update on the progress and current state of the theory of intelligent design.
Writing with Arthur Herman, he proposes a cheap and technologically very attainable alternative to waiting passively to see what comes of North Korea’s growing ICBM collection.
Dennis Venema’s arguments about Michael Yarus’s work were already addressed in detail by Meyer and Nelson in a technical paper.
Criticism suggested that Nobel laureate Jack Szostak and others were fast closing in on a solution to the origin-of-life problem with the “principle of RNA self-replication.”