The best time and place to view total solar eclipses in our Solar System is just when and where there are observers to see them. Let that sink in.
My own journey to learning about intelligent design began in high school.
When the sky goes dark at mid-day, people notice.
The basic idea is that meeting the requirements for the habitability of the Earth for observers makes it more likely that solar eclipses are possible.
Dr. Egnor, in contrast to Dr. Coyne, has worked with, operated on, and helped many children with the conditions that Coyne thinks should justify killing them.
If one insists on and is committed to naturalism, then naturalistic, evolutionary, explanations are what you will find.
“[U]nder certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.” Oh, really, does it?
If textbooks evolve, then what we thought we knew yesterday is no longer true today.