This sea change in perspective is rapidly accelerating progress in experimental biology.
First, they turn evolution into an engineer. Personification is a common ploy by Darwinists.
Before Darwin, biologists attributed the beauty, integrated complexity, and adaptation of organisms to their environments to a powerful designing intelligence.
For years people cited the wiring of the vertebrate eye as evidence of “poor design” in biology.
They were quite the sudden, unanticipated gift in the history of life.