The threat which such thinking posed to theistic beliefs was not lost on the Roman Catholic Church when Pope Pius IX convened the First Vatican Council of 1869.
The inference to a First Cause has begun to percolate down to people who hold no prior allegiance to any of the world’s accredited religions.
From living in South Africa for more than four years, I got a good sense of African perspectives on atheism.
Stephen Meyer has aligned himself in spirit with the geologist Charles Lyell, who explained geological features “by reference to causes now in operation.”
Here is a modest attempt to summarize the main scientific evidences for design in our world, for those who have been told that such evidence does not exist.