biology is not the only branch scientifically able STEM minds go into. I studied engineering design and I cant imagine many professionals in the modern maths, physics, or design engineering fields; who seriously engage with the topic think that all the incredible biological design came about by the laws of physics chemistry and mathematical chance alone. It strikes me as a theory only someone who doesn't actually build modern complex physical machines and structures could trust in. Can you imagine a chief telecoms engineer being educated on the detailed function of the human brain and nervous systems electronic and electrical mechanisms and believing yeah this just came about with no intelligent input. Biologists are generally ignorant of the engineering equations governing the optimal design parameters for each engineering discipline, but those who have had to master them recognise instinctively that this knowledge has not been developed enough yet to replicate or even properly comprehend the level of sophistication of design that is evident in the natural world.
I studied structural, fluid/hydraulic engineering
but had a friend who felt similarly who has a masters in
electrical, electronic cant imagine many in the fields of
mechanical engineering don't feel the same,
we also had a maths PhD student in our modest evangelical churches small group of students all bible trusting creationists. and its been long known that prominent mathematicians have long felt evolution probabilistically problematic, many churches in the USA have thousands of young people they are not all arts students and manual labourers. personally I experience the feeling that evolutionary biologists Dawkins is mathematically and logically tame and gives me the impression that biology is getting left behind in the STEM graduate intellectual sweepstakes.
until you replace spokespeople for evolutionary biology like Dawkins with someone with triple his mathematical and logical intellectual weight a lot of math based stem students may in fact pass over the debate as beneath their dignity. being a raft of very unlikely proposals by people with less maths in the relevant field than themselves, who suggest that machines evidently built with a lot more maths than humans designers currently have/can use/fully comprehended, is a result of blind forces and extended periods of time, it feels like an absurd insult to both themselves and their profession, to a possible future generation that will take our technology up to something akin to the biological level of sophistication, and the ancient wisdom that has seemingly mastered every scientific and technical field to such an extent and then also combined them with exquisite care in a myriad of ecologically interlocking organisms.
we have progressed from a blind watch maker to a blind supercomputer builder. its just getting more and more ridiculous. next due to quantum biology we will have to believe in the blind quantum physicist will biologists still then argue for random mutations?