Information, understood as formal and final cause, is what makes nature real.
Yale clinical neurologist Dr. Steven Novella posted recently about Dr. Richard Gallagher, a psychiatrist trained at Yale who provides psychiatric consultation services to the Catholic Church.
Max Delbrück (1906-1981) was a biophysicist and Nobel laureate who made seminal discoveries in the DNA-based replication of viruses.
Materialist philosopher Joseph Carter denies the existence of teleology in nature, but he is mistaken.
This is not a slippery slope. This is an ice cliff.