In my ongoing debate with biologist Jerry Coyne, frequent reference is made to Aquinas’ Five Ways, particularly to his Prime Mover argument.
The design we infer in nature is an insight we abstract from our senses, but the inference itself is acquired by our reason.
Sir David Attenborough, an agnostic, invokes a rather nice metaphor about a termite mound.
We must never confuse scientific consensus with science. Science is inquiry. Consensus is cloture of inquiry.
It is, I believe, a revelation about our scientific culture and particularly about the trust we should place in a “science consensus” that should shake us to our bones.