Openly breaking with naturalism can get one dispatched to the gulag of intelligent design. For most scholars, that is a one-way trip to academic Siberia.
“Proponents of intelligent design see customizations to decrease blood viscosity as examples of teleology in biology.”
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.”
Epigenetic mechanisms are ubiquitous in biology. Because of epigenetics, organisms with otherwise identical genes (e.g., twins) can be quite different.