It’s the evidence from Sagan’s fiction and other popular writing that is especially provocative.
Given the degree of discipleship for Sir Charles, Darwin fully expected to receive Lyell’s commendation for his labors.
Although the case for intelligent design depends upon scientific evidence and methods of reasoning, it may well have larger theistic implications.
The multiverse concept posits the existence of many other universes, each with different sets of physical parameters.
Unsurprisingly, many academics have attempted to overturn the conclusion of a beginning through the most creative of means.