Without the possibility of a design behind the universe, to ask “why” would truly be absurd.
Lennox: “Stephen Hawking was a brilliant mathematician and a genius. But he had no idea about philosophy.”
Professor Peter Ridd doubted that the Great Barrier Reef was almost dead due to global warming, and argued as much.
The paper by Tompa and Rose casts a shadow for us, and we need to trace its outline and derive the theory behind the shadow.
We may dispute what Darwin felt or thought in the privacy of his study — but the bulk of his writings fall clearly into advocating for one perspective: naturalism.