Personally, I am quite sympathetic to the dissenting view of my paleontologist colleague Simon Conway Morris.
The fundamental premise of evolutionary theory is that humans are the product of an undirected process that did not have us in mind.
The organizers accepted my abstract for a talk about “The Return of Teleology to the Natural Sciences.”
Paleontology sometimes seems like a kind of imaginative Rorschach test with the flattened fauna of roadkill.
An intelligent design paradigm can easily accommodate convergences as a natural consequence of a designer reusing the same ideas in different constructions.