St. Thomas laid the intellectual groundwork for modern natural science — the absolute distinction between existence and essence.
A focus on power, to the neglect of wisdom, is fine, as long as it is recognized that mechanical philosophy is incomplete.
Any appeal to accidental processes to accomplish an unbelievable coincidence is really just an appeal to unbelievable coincidence.
In a previous post, I argued that methodological naturalism is a reasonable and neutral working principle limiting everyday science to natural causes.
Nye is big on praising diversity. But when it comes to a diversity of viewpoints on evolution, the façade of broadmindedness drops.