Back in 2008, Science published an influential research article claiming evidence for a physiological basis behind differences in political views.
Materialists share a tendency to want to degrade human beings and our place in the cosmos.
In the situation he describes, it would be a very complacent and foolish detective who took the circumstances as simply natural and failed to ask how they got to be that way.
“We can detect more than a thousand problems that had to be solved in advance for life to be able to develop on Earth,” says chemist Marcos Eberlin.
I respect Coyne’s position, but, lacking his faith, I interpret this evidence more naturally as pointing to an ingenious mind.