In the situation he describes, it would be a very complacent and foolish detective who took the circumstances as simply natural and failed to ask how they got to be that way.
On a new episode of ID the Future we hear the second half of a talk by the bestselling author at the 2019 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith.
Clearly a naturalistic bias is at work here and imposes a limit on the spectrum of alternative explanations that is even considered to be permissible.
Metaxas also discusses another thing he finds amazing: that so many people think the progress of science means the retreat of religion.
Imagine a scenario where you don’t know the ancient age of the cosmos, but rather, only that it has an age, whatever that might be.