My love of mathematics and science never left me, and my superb education in these disciplines has benefited me well, since I now earn my living as a software engineer in aerospace R&D.
The first experience I had with computational search algorithms involved AI games theory, which you can read about here.
Brute (but intelligently designed) computational force can do some interesting things (and even elegant things, as you can discover from my perfect-play endgame databases), but only in domains with restricted search horizons, and only if the search algorithms are intelligently designed with a goal in mind.
As a result of my interest in, experience with, and knowledge of computational search algorithms and combinatorial mathematics, it immediately became obvious to me that the Darwinian notion that a blind search — with no goal and no design, and hopelessly inadequate probabilistic resources — represents a reasonable or even rational explanation of the origin of all of biology, is a transparently preposterous proposition.
Design, from whatever source, is the only logical explanation, and the Darwinian hypothesis of random errors filtered by natural selection deserves its appropriate place at the apogee of the ash heap of junk-science history.