You get the sense that some hidden, perhaps unknowable logic, not reducible to material terms, plays a crucial role.
Materialist attempts to debunk religion have shifted in their nature and focus over the past couple of centuries.
As the Shroud holds out the tantalizing possibility of verification to some Christian believers, Darwinists and other materialists find in alien microbes a confirmation of their faith.
The implications of evolutionary theory for ideas of moral conduct make Darwinians increasingly nervous, and for good reason.
“This didn’t happen by accident.”