The standard narrative tells a story of the increasing merit of materialistic causes. All of this allegedly occurs in a series of inevitable stages.
The multiverse theory has been embraced as a defense against what Stephen Meyer calls the God Hypothesis.
I would argue that a chronology of exactly what was predicted when is not dispositive as to whether a positive argument can be made.
Richard Dawkins predicted that “a large fraction” of our genomes has no function, because, “The true ‘purpose’ of DNA is to survive, no more and no less.”