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.
You think if Darwinian theory had emerged not in the dark age of the 19th century but in our own woke era, it would be different? No, it wouldn’t.
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.
What a mess would-be attorney Megan Sullivan has made of her research.
Here is an article, “The New Evolution Deniers,” by evolutionary biologist Colin Wright at Penn State.