The dead body has value because the human person does. How we treat our dead reflects our views on what we think about the living.
The fundamental premise of evolutionary theory is that humans are the product of an undirected process that did not have us in mind.
The early Christians debated the Greco-Roman materialists but also the religious Gnostics of their day.
Friendliness to a design perspective might seem to be natural for any theist. Yet a prickly disdain is strangely common, especially among religious academics.
Atheists might say that if Christian scientists understood the full implications of science, they would see that their Christian faith is unsustainable.