Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have seen inaccurate descriptions of intelligent design from Professor McGrath.
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.
Imagine a chain hanging from the sky supporting a weight suspended in the air. Each link in the chain is a cause for the continued suspension of the links.
Atheist evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne is a fountain of nonsensical arguments against the existence of God.
Without the possibility of a design behind the universe, to ask “why” would truly be absurd.