The only way to truth in science is to permit and even encourage challenges to orthodoxy.
I believe the intelligent design perspective may offer insight into the peculiar inability of central nervous system tissue to regenerate.
Novella and Goff invoke “multiple everything” while at the same time defining “everything” in a way that precludes observation. Nonsense has its uses.
The question of the disposition of the soul depends on what we mean by “soul.” Is the soul a thing somewhere in the brain, so to speak, or in the body?
Deniers of God’s existence have clung to one main gambit to avoid the design implications of the fine-tuning of the universe.