There is a tendency to sanctify the medical profession, with the white coat serving as an icon of wisdom, compassion, and morality.
Newton, Kepler, and other founders of modern science were inspired to search out and find the rational order hidden in nature because they were theists.
“Once you lose the kind of stabilizing influence of rational thought and respect,” says John Lennox, “then you can end up with violence, as we have seen.”
How did science, of all things, come to be a vehicle for virtue signaling, a virtual religion, with insiders and outsiders, the damned and the saved?
“There’s little doubt in my mind that Reid if he were alive today would be part of the intelligent design movement.”