In the comments here someone tried to say that RM+NS only applies after DNA and ribosomes have already appeared on the scene. This is nonsense.
Obviously, if you begin with simple chemicals and they interact to arrange themselves into complex organic polymers this is mutation defined as a change or alteration in form or qualities. So we must have mutation happening in ID-free evolution right from the word go.
The next question is whether those mutations are random. Well if they aren’t random then they’re guided by some unknown force and if they’re guided then ID is supported as intelligent agency would appear as an unknown force. Of course ID deniers must propose the mutations are random.
Now we get to natural selection. If there’s no selection happening then how does one complex polymer (DNA) come out on top as the basis for every living thing? Of course selection must be happening if there’s no intelligent agency skipping up to the finished product.
This leaves us with the final question of whether the selection is natural or not. If not natural then it must be unnatural and ID is supported.
You cannot disclaim ID by picking a starting point for evolution where the hardest part is already done!
I am perfectly willing to concede that if RM+NS can create DNA and ribosomes from inanimate chemicals then it can also create baboons from bacteria. Until a plausible (plausible in terms of organic chemistry instead of dictated by philosophic materialism) ID-free pathway can be shown then design by an unknown and possibly unknowable intelligent agency must be a live possibility. After all, we know intelligent agents capable of manipulating organic chemistry exist today so ID is already a proven quantity in nature now, if not in the past too. And if design is a live possibility prior to DNA and ribosomes then it remains alive after that point as well unless there’s some reason to presume that the design agency halted its work when the first DNA-ribosome based cell was finished. Furthermore, if design is a live possibility for that first cell then unless there is a reason to presume the designer halted with a minimal genome required for self-replication then a complex genome (front loaded evolution) with a plan for phylogenesis built into it must also be a live possibility.