These polls never have an answer I feel comfortable choosing.
Suppose evolution is directed by a lower power? What if there is enough computational power for simple cells to be able to direct the changes most likely to produce benefit?
We know that simple proteins have significant computational power. We know that molecules that are primordial, such as amino acids have the ability to perform limited functions on their own...
What if life directs evolution? There is certainly enough code in DNA, mDNA, RNA, mRNA, and enough chemical machinery in a cell to do some pretty spectacular things.. very sophisticated programs that have inherent genetic algorithms directing their behaviors.
So.... what if?