Friendliness to a design perspective might seem to be natural for any theist. Yet a prickly disdain is strangely common, especially among religious academics.
In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.”
Darwinism, when viewed from a philosophical perspective, might more accurately be understood as a late sub-branch of ancient speculative thought.
The evolutionary turns that life has taken, he says, “ultimately have their source in an informational realm that is outside space and time.”
Turner classifies the intelligent design movement as a resurgence of Platonic idealism.