Dyson points out that the highly improbable is actually quite probable by invoking “Littlewood’s law of miracles.”
Dyson was careful to take an open-minded approach: not fully endorsing design, yet not rejecting it either.
Wallace’s greatest “heresy” was to become, after his co-discovery of natural selection, “godfather” of the modern theory of intelligent design.
Materialists share a tendency to want to degrade human beings and our place in the cosmos.
We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”