Even Richard Dawkins can’t quite shake the idea that a sublime world like ours doesn’t come about by chance, but by “intelligent design.”
If this were true, it would cast suspicion on the skeptics who, so goes this line of insinuation, are motivated by their passion to believe.
Science doesn’t need methodological naturalism. It doesn’t need methodological theism, either.
Play the videotape of evolutionary history back again and Ken Miller imagines you get a charming brainy creature for God to play with — something lovable and admirable.
Either a mind through free will alone may cause scientifically measurable change in the physical world, or we are forced back to embrace blather.