Something immaterial can’t have an effect on the material realm, presumably, so how would it be selected as advantageous by Darwinian natural selection?
Biologists once wondered about a “life force,” but Michael Denton sees intelligence in the design of carbon, its unique properties, and its relation to water.
Many have believed (and many still do believe) that Darwin drove teleology out of biology forever.
“There’s little doubt in my mind that Reid if he were alive today would be part of the intelligent design movement.”
Given a “primal blueprint” that preceded the first life, the solution can only be intelligent design.