Dyson was careful to take an open-minded approach: not fully endorsing design, yet not rejecting it either.
In 1972 French physicists discovered that natural nuclear fission reactors were in operation about two billion years ago in Oklo, Gabon in Africa.
Certainly, there is no logical reason why life should be wedded to the transcendental value of beauty.
It’s too bad biologists are not as open about crises in their theories. It’s the sign of a healthy science.
I remember watching the Apollo moon landings on TV from 1969 to 1972 as a child.