The design we infer in nature is an insight we abstract from our senses, but the inference itself is acquired by our reason.
Because the challenge is perennial, and because we’re not all philosophers, it’s good to come back to it from time to time.
Sir David Attenborough, an agnostic, invokes a rather nice metaphor about a termite mound.
It is basically the denial of human exceptionalism. That is, it is hatred of man, in practically every way imaginable.
In 1884, English clergyman Edwin A. Abbott published a work of scientific and mathematical fantasy.