Materialists argue that dualism of mind and brain is not possible because of causal closure — by which they mean that all physical effects have physical causes.
Egnor: “Do you want me to explain Thomistic dualism to you?…David, do you not know how St. Thomas explained intentionality?” Papineau: “Uh, no.”
Pat Flynn and Stephen Meyer also discuss the beginning of the universe, the multiverse, and specific scientific predictions that ID thinking has motivated.
Combined with the evidence of information periodically infused into biology, the observation of a start to the universe goes beyond generic intelligent design.
Would he have achieved anything like the scientific renown and celebrity he did if he had been healthy, without the disability for which he was known?