“Science,” says chemist Marcos Eberlin, “should appeal only to causes that are supported by data, supported by evidence.”
He concludes that “evolutionary ‘just so’ stories” are examples of “wishful thinking starved of molecular details.”
Life and the cosmos were evidently designed by a mind with the ability to look forward, toward the future, and anticipate problems which could then be addressed before they come up.
Dr. Eberlin cites the quip that “evolution hopes you don’t know chemistry.” But intelligent design hopes you do!
Lightning seems purely destructive, but it, like water, is essential for life.