To evolve a protein, Douglas Axe draws a comparison to seeking out — blindfolded! — a particular atom secreted away somewhere in the Milky Way.
Some of Darwin’s chief defenders believed in God or a “vital force” guiding evolution. But Darwin would have none of it.
Life and the cosmos were evidently designed by a mind with the ability to look forward, toward the future, and anticipate problems which could then be addressed before they come up.
The bias in favor of science, you might say, tells you something about the mind behind the cosmic design.
I have long believed that “being alive” is the fundamental predicate to possessing even rudimentary intrinsic moral value.