It’s only when the scientific details are elided or distorted, or creatively reimagined, that materialism can still stand up in light of what we now know.
Materialists project a religion-friendly image because popular culture expects it, while at the same time they make arguments to erode religious belief.
Isaac Newton went much farther than modern intelligent design theory. He argued that the astronomical evidence points inexorably to the God of theistic belief.
The measurement of CMB polarization is a crowded field, and they wanted to be the first to publish.
It’s a richly suggestive fact: the universe is finite and began in the very distant yet finite past. What exactly does that tell you?