No threat to science today is in any way comparable to that posed by the state church of post-modern naturalism.
It’s not clear. Metaphysical naturalism insists that there is no design in nature and that nature is all there is.
Science is on the move. It is slowly morphing from observing nature to embodying naturalism.
“It’s quite plausible” is treated as equivalent to evidence, eliding the question of how exactly we come to “consciously believe” anything.
They could just as well say that whatever created horses created unicorns, too.