For theists to eschew the claim that life is designed is puzzling, because nothing seems to force them to adopt that counterintuitive stance.
The problem these efforts face in the lab is exactly the problem faced by Darwin’s evolutionary mechanism in the wild.
As a theistic evolutionist, Hans Vodder thinks God may well have used Darwinian evolution to create the full diversity of life.
If he chose to, could God use a sandstorm to turn a block of marble into a representation of the human form that would put Michelangelo’s David to shame?
Any appeal to accidental processes to accomplish an unbelievable coincidence is really just an appeal to unbelievable coincidence.