Father Michael Chaberek helped me (a passionate but amateur Thomist!) understand an issue that perplexed me for years.
Let’s consider the eye, which is but one of many subsystems (along with the brain, heart, liver, lungs, etc.) in higher animals that coordinate their tasks to keep an organism alive.
The father had sent his son a copy of our book, urging him to read it so the two could discuss the evidence and arguments there.
Whether the subject is evolution or climate change, the purpose of accusing someone of “science-denial” is to keep that person in line.
Man has been searching for fossils, or stumbling upon them, for millennia.