Without the possibility of a design behind the universe, to ask “why” would truly be absurd.
Nothing is more poisonous, for the young and the old alike, than the perception that the smart money is all on atheism. Of course, it’s not.
Here is a small, representative sampling of such claims over the past three centuries. These claims are not from science, but they drive science.
The oversimplification here is staggering (Darwin and women’s rights?!) and would take an entire book to unpack.
Atheists share an attraction to using gravity in strange ways to support their doctrines.