Here is a simple analogy. Imagine a planetary rover lands on the north pole of a planet, and the humans controlling it wish to drive to the south pole.
Theologian Rope Kojonen claims that God designed the laws of nature, which then gave rise to “fine-tuned” preconditions and smooth fitness landscapes.
M92 is one of about 160 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy and is estimated to contain about 330,000 stars.
These abstract concepts don’t derive from the material world, yet we feel impoverished without them; they’re foundations of a life worth living.
I have elaborated on the sudden appearance of flowering plants in the Lower Cretaceous, which was called an “abominable mystery” by Charles Darwin.