Undirected natural selection can’t lift itself by its own bootstraps — accidents can’t happen in nature except in a sea of design.
Scholarship on Spinoza in the last decade has increasingly recognized that he opposed the observational (empirical) and mathematical analyses of nature.
Peter Atkins is right that science can answer the biggest question we can ask. His problem is that he doesn’t like the answer science provides.
Natural theology is the science of God’s existence, and it’s a massive trove of evidence and reason of the first order.
What’s remarkable in nature is not so much that nature follows complex patterns, but that it follows any pattern at all.