The novel is a narrative, fictional version of a philosophical anatomy of the satanic dimension and implication of much modern history from 1914 onwards.
A young woman wept at realizing that there was a rational, objective, scientific response to the scientific atheism she had been fed by her professors in college.
How an atheist philosopher of science mentored an intelligent design theorist.
The design we infer in nature is an insight we abstract from our senses, but the inference itself is acquired by our reason.
Kudos to interviewer Peter Slen who is utterly unreadable as to his own attitudes on any on this.