While some evolutionists seem content to abandoned science to explain evolution, others seem more willing to explore Intelligent Design even if they can’t admit to it.
A recent multidisciplinary study on the two-phase increase in the size of life has concluded that there must exist a “preexisting evolutionary potential” to explain the sudden increase in size and complexity which occurred twice in the history of life, both times following increases in atmospheric oxygen.
What exactly this “evolutionary potential” was is not speculated upon. The presence of latent genetic programs is certainly the most obvious explanation. Darwinists of course are unable to offer this obvious possibility. They would then have to explain where those programs might have come from. They would then be branded ID Creationists and lose their jobs.
When Darwinism’s fallacy filled facade finally falls there’s no telling what new belief atheists will gravitate to in order to rationalize their continued denial of God but I suspect Dawkins’ space-alien-creator notion is looking better to them all the time.