Friendliness to a design perspective might seem to be natural for any theist. Yet a prickly disdain is strangely common, especially among religious academics.
Parents and educators might feel it’s the safest way to take shelter from claims by scientists and other academics that are thought to engender cynicism and to undermine faith.
The culture bombards us with materialism. That’s the case even as, at deeper and deeper levels, science reveals evidence of a plan, foresight, a deliberately shaping force working upon nature.