Some atheists, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, have miscast Newton as a mechanist and a materialist, in their own image.
O’Connell and Ruse’s failure to engage deeply and fully with the historiography of this question makes it hard to take their effort seriously.
There is an infinite number of things that are true that we cannot prove scientifically and never will.
Douglas Axe urges scientists to admit there are things they don’t understand about life’s origins, much as there are things in Scripture we can’t grasp.
The authors imply that social Darwinism was a position taken by non-scientists who just didn’t understand the science.