The title of this PhysOrg news summary really tells us all we need to know about the neo-Darwin/ID debate. Tacitly included is the assumption that only via known physical and mathematical laws can biologists attain an understanding of this particular ‘adaptation.’
This then would require that NS, via the ‘environment and climate change’ is able to produce innovations consistent with laws that were only discovered millions of years later. How is this possible? This can only become possible if the ‘environment’ is interacting with something that is capable of encoding and producing some form of mathematical/physical knowledge or information.
This in turn begs the question: where did this ‘knowledge’ or mathematico/physico ‘information’ come from? Can we, in an intellectually honest and rigorous fashion, say that it is the ‘environment and climate change’ that has brought this about?
When one steps out from behind the “Looking Glass,” it is simply mind-boggling that conclusions can’t be easily reached given what is right in front of our faces. Again, this is no “proof” of God; rather, it is a clear indication that we’re dealing with an intelligent agent in all of this kinds of innovation.