Cruelty and injustice can seem an abstraction, committed against faceless people.
Bill Nye recently dusted off this old saw, but the Old Testament itself, in the Psalms, depicts man and the Earth as tiny in compared to a vast universe.
Dr. King was sharply critical of the misuse of science to promote racial discrimination, and he spoke forcefully against the idea that humans are the products of a blind material process.
Many leading scientists of the day realized the implication of the cosmic expansion — there was a beginning!
No intellectually challenging idea has attracted more uninformed criticism than ID.