Metaxas also discusses another thing he finds amazing: that so many people think the progress of science means the retreat of religion.
It’s the “most remarkable trade-in offer in the history of popular science,” says science historian and Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow Michael Keas.
During the Q&A, an attendee asked why intelligent design proponents don’t just come out and explicitly say the designer is God.
Staddon’s piece is topical, well written, and carefully reasoned. Coyne is of course free to disagree with Staddon’s conclusions.
An attribute of a good sci-fi story is that it should open new vistas for the imagination while, at the same time, not requiring the reader to put up with the preposterous.