The point of Dr. Keas’s book is historical but also very timely: Scientists who challenge materialism today face discrimination as heretics that squelches their research and teaching.
A biologist in our network worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. He recounted how about a quarter of the postdocs he encountered were at least sympathetic to design arguments.
Behind all the myths skewered in Dr. Keas’s book lies the idea of religion cast falsely as a retarding force on science.
The problem with science, as Del Ratzsch has pointed out, is that it is done by people.
Writing here the other day, I looked at a new book co-authored by theistic evolutionist Dennis Venema.