NOW...advocates of evolution theory tend to espouse the idea that there was no 'creator' or active design of life on earth; it 'just happened' when the time was right. Also, that species arose, fell, and changed based only on reaction/adaptation to the environment; all of that 'just happened' on it's own, as well.
Am I the only one who sees the curious possibilities opened up by current developments in our own world as we speak? We human beings are routinely modifying (genetic engineering) life forms (vaccines, etc.) and injecting them into ourselves, to modify our immune systems.
We are no longer relying on simple judging of breedstock in order to produce animals with particular characteristics; we are now genetically modifying (engineering) animals to produce particular desired sizes and color patterns among other features (dwarf dachsunds, other 'designer'pets, etc).
We are using gene therapy to modify our own species, activating/deactivating particular genes, to change some of our own characteristics (susceptibility to certain illnesses, etc).
So the question: evolution or design... are they mutually exclusive?
I'm sure I have opened pandora's box, but done is done.